Flexible Spending Account Eligible Expenses and Summertime Must-Haves


Flexible Spending Account Eligible Expenses and Summertime Must-Haves

As summer is about to begin, what better way to be prepared for the warmer weather than to stock up on items through your FSA that you’ll need for the summer months.reviewing plan documents check

Many participants may not be aware they are able to use their FSA to purchase the following items:

  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bandages
  • Prescription Sunglasses
  • Hot/Cold Packs

These items can be purchased using the flex card (if offered as part of a plan) at Inventory Information Approval System (IIAS) approved merchants. The charge should be automatically approved as long as the expense is eligible, and no follow up documentation needs to be submitted.

If a flex card is not used to purchase these items, claims can be submitted for reimbursement.

For more information on FSA eligible expenses, visit our website.  Participants should refer to their summary plan description for specific details regarding their plan.


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