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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
  Radial Keratotomy

X

  The cost of radial keratotomy is an eligible medical expense. Also see LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery.
Reading Glasses X The cost of reading glasses is an eligible medical expense.

Reasonable & Customary (R&C)

X

Amounts that exceed R&C are eligible medical expenses.

Reflexology

A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of reflexology 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.

Rehabilitation Center

X

The cost of follow-up medical care (e.g., following a hospital stay, surgery or an injury) at a rehabilitation center or facility is an eligible medical expense. This includes the cost of meals and lodging in the rehabilitation center if the main reason for being there is to receive medical care.  Also see Convalescent Home.
Respite Care X Amounts paid for respite care is an eligible medical expense.

Restylane Injections

  See Cosmetic Treatment.

Retention Fees

 

 

See Boutique, Concierge and Practice Fees.
Retin-A X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of Retin-A 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 When prescribed for the effects of aging, the cost of Retin-A is not an eligible medical expense.  Also see Cosmetic Treatment.
Rhinoplasty See Cosmetic Treatment.
Rogaine See Propecia.
Rolfing, Structural Integration X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of rolfing 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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