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Eligible Health Care Expenses

The following information is general and may be changed or updated without notice. If there is a difference between this list and your employer's plan documents, your employer's plan documents will govern. Please see your employer's Summary Plan Description for more information about which health care expenses can be reimbursed from your health care FSA.

Effective January 1, 2011 over-the-counter medicines will not be FSA-eligible without a doctor's prescription as a result of Health Care Reform.

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Health Care FSA Expenses
Expense Type

Eligible

Requires Letter of Medical Necessity (LOMN)

Medicine/ Drug Requires an Rx

Ineligible Description
Gambling Treatment  X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of gambling treatment to be an eligible medical expense.  Include evidence of medical necessity (i.e., a doctor's note or LOMN that specifically identifies that the recommendation and expense is for treatment of the medical condition) with the request for reimbursement.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Including Excess Skin Removal

X The cost of surgical procedures for obesity treatment is an eligible medical expense. This includes bariatric, gastric bypass and lap band surgery as well as excess skin removal as a result of one of these surgeries.
X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of removal of excess skin to be an eligible medical expense.  Include evidence of medical necessity (i.e., a doctor's note or LOMN that specifically identifies that the recommendation and expense is for treatment of the medical condition) with the request for reimbursement.

Gauze Pads

See Bandages, Band-Aids.

Genetic Testing

X

The cost of genetic testing to identify the potential for, or existence of, a medical condition (such as a test for the breast cancer gene) is an eligible medical expense. Also see Paternity Testing.

GIFT (Gamete intrafallopian transfer)

See Fertility Enhancement and Treatments.
Glucose Monitoring Device See Diabetic Equipment and Supplies.
Glucose Tabs See Diabetic Equipment and Supplies.
Goggles See Eyeglasses, Eye Surgery and Eye Exams, Eye Care.
Guide Dog X The cost of a guide dog or other animal used by a visually or hearing impaired person, or to assist a person with another disability, is an eligible medical expense.  Note: Amounts paid for the care of a specially trained animal are also eligible medical expenses.  Also see Human Guide.
Gynecologist X The cost of gynecological care is an eligible medical expense.

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