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Non-Eligible FSA Expenses

Non-Eligible FSA Expenses

Below is a non-exhaustive, alphabetical list of expenses which are not eligible for reimbursement through your Health or Dependent Care FSA, based on Internal Revenue Code 213(d). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about eligible expenses.

Not Eligible:

  • Automobile insurance premiums
  • Bottled water
  • Concierge services (more info)
  • Cosmetics, toiletries, toothpaste, etc.
  • Cosmetic surgery (exceptions)
  • Cosmetic medications, such as hair-loss treatments
  • Costs for sending a problem child to a special school for benefits that the child may receive from the course of study and disciplinary methods
  • Custodial care
  • Diaper service or diapers
  • Eyewear protection plans
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Health club dues (more info)
  • Health insurance premiums that you or your spouse pay for coverage under another health plan
  • Home or automobile improvements
  • Household and domestic help (even though recommended by a qualified physician due to an employee's or dependent's inability to perform physical housework)
  • Insurance premiums (any kind; cannot pay premiums from a flexible spending account)
  • Long-term care services
  • Marijuana and other controlled substances, even if prescribed
  • Massage therapy (exceptions)
  • Maternity clothes
  • Newborn care classes
  • Overnight camps (more info)
  • Salary expense of a nurse to care for a healthy newborn at home
  • Social activities, such as dance lessons (even though recommended by a qualified physician for general health improvement)
  • Spa treatments (more info)
  • Teeth bleaching or whitening (exceptions)
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, or mouthwash (even if recommended by a dentist)
  • Uniforms or special clothing, such as maternity clothing
  • Varicose vein treatment (more info)
  • Warranties (including extended eyeglasses or corrective lens warranties, such as Eyewear Protection Plans)
  • Yoga classes (more info)
  • Any item that does not constitute Medical Care as defined under Internal Revenue Code Section 213(d)(1). This section defines medical care as amounts paid for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body.

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