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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
 Walkers   See Wheelchair, Walker
Warranty X The cost of a warranty for example for vision or hearing aid equipment is not an eligible medical expense.
Wart removal 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 wart removal treatment is an eligible medical expense.  OTC products include, but are not limited to: Dr. Scholl’s, Compound W.
Weight Loss Drugs, Medicines

X

The cost for a weight-loss prescription is an eligible medical expense.
 X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of OTC weight loss drugs 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. OTC drugs like Alli require an LOMN.
Weight Loss Program A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of weight loss program 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: This includes the cost of the class or meeting as well as the fees to join; not the food or books. The cost is eligible as each meeting or session is attended, or for the monthly membership pass. In other words, even if prepaid for entire program (such as a 17-week pass), may only be reimbursed as each class is incurred.
    X The cost of a weight loss program associated with general weight loss, even when recommended by a health care professional, is not an eligible medical expense.  Also see Food and Special Food.

Well Baby, Well Child Care

X The cost of preventative and wellness checks is an eligible medical expense.

Wellness Scan

See Body scan and Diagnostic Tests or Procedures.

Wheelchair, Walker

X

The cost of an autoette, wheelchair, or walker, including the cost of maintenance, is an eligible medical expense.
Whirlpool Baths See Capital Expense
Wig X A health care professional must provide evidence of medical necessity for the cost of a wig and certain maintenance items like glue, wig tape or under cap 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 for styling or cleaning products for a wig would be personal expenses and is not an eligible medical expenses.
Work Related Physical Examination for the Employee X Work related physical exams are eligible UNLESS the examination is paid by the employer.  Also see Physical Exam.

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