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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

Vaccinations

   

 

See Immunizations.

Vaporizer, Humidifier

X  

 

The cost of a vaporizer or humidifier for medical care is an eligible medical expense.

Varicose Veins Treatment

X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of varicose vein removal or 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.
X The cost to remove varicose veins for cosmetic purposes is not an eligible medical expense.  Also see Cosmetic Treatment.

Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

X

The cost of a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal is an eligible medical expense.
Veneers   See Dental Treatment.

Veterinary Fees

See Guide Dog.

Vision Correction

See LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery; and Radial Keratotomy.

Vision Discount Programs

X Fees to have access to a vision network that offers discounted items and services are not eligible medical expenses.

Vitamin

X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of Supplement, herbs, minerals and Vitamin 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.
When taken for general good health, even when recommended by a healthcare professional, amounts paid for supplements, herbs, minerals, and vitamins are not eligible medical expenses.

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