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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 you 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
Hair Removal or Transplant A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of hair removal or a hair transplant 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.  Also see Cosmetic Treatment.
Half Way House  X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of treatment for alcoholism or substance abuse in a Half Way House 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.

Handicap, Disability Placards and License Plates

X

The cost of handicap license plates/placards is an eligible medical expense.

Headache Medicine

X

A health care professional must prescribe OTC drugs and medicines for you to be reimbursed for the expense.  With a prescription, the cost of an OTC headache medicine is an eligible medical expense.  OTC products include, but are not limited to: Advil, Aleve, Anacin, aspirin, Doan’s, Excedrin, HeadOn, IMAK, Motrin, Tylenol.
Health Club or Gym Membership Fees A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of dues paid to a health club, YMCA or YWCA 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.  Note: Reimbursement is only for the individual membership and for the component that is related to the current plan year. Any dues that carry over to a subsequent year must be submitted for that plan year of coverage. Even if required to prepay for entire year, membership fees may only be reimbursed each month
X Health club dues paid for general health or to relieve physical or mental discomfort not related to a medical condition are not eligible medical expenses.

Health Screenings

  See Body scan and Diagnostic Tests or Procedures, and Preventative Care Screening.

Hearing Aids and Batteries

X Amounts paid for a hearing aid and hearing aid batteries are eligible medical expenses. This also includes a hearing aid remote control (to adjust the volume) and a dehumidifier or sanitizer for the hearing aid. Repairs for the hearing aid are also eligible medical expenses.

Heart Rate Monitors

X

Cost of a heart reate monitor is an eligible medical expense.

Heating Pads

X

When used for medical purposes, the cost of a heating pad, hot pack or cold pack is an eligible medical expense.

Hemorrhoid Treatment

X

A health care professional must prescribe OTC drugs and medicines for you to be reimbursed for the expense.  With a prescription, the cost of an OTC hemorrhoid treatment is an eligible medical expense.  OTC products include, but are not limited to: Fleet, Preparation H, Tronolane, Tucks.

Herbs and Herbal Supplement

See Supplement and Vitamin.

HMO (Heath Maintenance Organization)

See Insurance Premiums.

Holistic, Homeopathic Professional

See Alternative Medicines, Healers.

Home Health Care

See Nursing Services at Home.

Home Diagnostic Kits, Tests, Devices

X

The cost of a home diagnostic kit, test or device is an eligible medical expense.  Examples include, but are not limited to: blood pressure monitors, cholesterol tests, colorectal screenings, diabetic equipment and supplies, pregnancy tests.
Home Improvements   See Capital Expense.

Homeopathic Care and Medicines

See Alternative Medicines, Alternative Healers.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of HRT 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.
  X Hormone replacements used as an enhancement for body-builders, athletes and others are not eligible medical expenses.
Hospice Care X Amounts paid for hospice care is an eligible medical expense.
Hospital Services

X

  Amounts paid for hospital services are eligible medical expenses.  Amounts paid for ancillary hospital services (such as an upgrade from a semi-private to private room or fees charged for parents to stay with a child) are eligible medical expenses.  Also see Lodging Trips.

Household Help

X The cost of household help, even if recommended by a health care professional, is not an eligible medical expense.  Also see Nursing Services Provided at Home.

Human Guide

X To assist a physically, visually, hearing or mentally impaired person, fees paid for a human guide are eligible medical expenses.  Also see Guide Dog.

Humidifier

See Vaporizer, Humidifier and Air Conditioner, Air Filter, Air Purifier.
Hydrotherapy X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of hydrotherapy 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
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of hyperbaric oxygen therapy 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.
Hypnosis X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of hypnosis 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.

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