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Merchant Category Codes (MCC)

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Written by Julie Nichols on 26 March, 2012
Merchant Category Codes (MCC)

The Flex Card is a limited merchant category card. It is designed to work only at merchants that provide flex-eligible items or services. In addition to the list below, the card will work at any merchant with an Inventory Information Approval System (IIAS) in place. For example, Wal-Mart has a Discount Store MCC of 5310, which is not listed below, but they have an IIAS in place so the card will be accepted there for eligible items. Note that you may be asked to submit documentation for some expenses when the card is used at locations in the list below. Also, please note that while most plans allow Flex Cards to work at IIAS locations and other locations with the MCCs below, some plans are restricted to only IIAS locations, and some have a more limited list of MCCs available. Contact ProBenefits if you have questions about your plan.

MCCs and Descriptions

  • 4119 Ambulance Services
  • 5047 Dental/Lab/Medical/Ophthalmic Hospital Equip & Supplies
  • 5122 Drugs, Drug Proprietaries, and Druggists Sundries
  • 5912 Drug Stores, Pharmacies
  • 5975 Hearing Aids-Sales, Service, Supply Stores
  • 5976 Orthopedic Goods-Artificial Limb Stores
  • 7277 Debt, Marriage, Personal-Counseling Service*
  • 8011 Doctors-not elsewhere classified
  • 8021 Dentists, Orthodontists
  • 8031 Osteopathic Physicians
  • 8041 Chiropractors
  • 8042 Optometrists, Ophthalmologists
  • 8043 Opticians, Optical Goods, and Eyeglasses
  • 8049 Chiropodists, Podiatrists
  • 8050 Nursing and Personal Care Facilities
  • 8062 Hospitals
  • 8071 Dental and Medical Laboratories
  • 8099 Health Practitioners, Medical Services-not elsewhere classified

*Individual counseling is eligible, but Debt and Marriage Counseling are not FSA-eligible expenses

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