What expenses are eligible for reimbursement from an FSA?


Amounts paid to a daycare provider either in or out of the home are eligible, as long as the provider is not a dependent or relative under the age of 19. Pre-school tuition is reimbursable, but tuition and expenses from grade K-12 schooling are not.

For medical accounts, any out-of-pocket expenses related to services covered by insurance, including co-pays, deductibles, prescription drugs, and out-patient elective surgery; dental, orthodontic and ophthalmologist’s fees and expenses including prescribed treatments and maintenance (such as contact solution); chiropractic, psychiatric, and psychologist’s fees and expenses; disability-related expenses; and over-the-counter (non-prescription) drugs such as pain relievers and allergy medications are eligible.

In general, any treatment for a specific medical condition is reimbursable; cosmetic or preventative expenses are not. For example, teeth-whitening and multi-vitamins are not eligible, but prescription sunglasses and non-prescription allergy medicines are.

Insurance premiums are not eligible for reimbursement.

View a more detailed list of Eligible Expenses.