Health Club Dues & Fees: FSA Eligibility

Health club dues and fees are not eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA).

What are health club dues and fees?

Health club dues and fees are the costs to join a health club, fitness center, gym, or community center with access to recreational and fitness equipment. Health club dues and fees are the cost of membership, usually in the form of a monthly cost, plus an additional signup fee. Health club dues and fees may also include special additional costs for access to specific equipment, or a pool, a training area, or fitness classes.

Health club/gym fees and dues are very rarely eligible, but in some rare cases may be covered if needed in the assistance of treating a medical condition. This will require additional documentation from a physician to submit to a benefits administrator, who will then decide if they will cover the expense. Within the range of health club dues and fees-related expenses, the only expenses that may be reimbursed are those which treat or alleviate a specific medical condition, illness or disease (Investopedia).

Eligibility Table

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Limited Care FSA Dependent Care FSA Health Savings Account (HSA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Eligible

Eligible with Rx

Eligible with LMN

Not Eligible

Specifically Not Covered

Health club dues for promotion of general health, and not for the treatment of a medical condition are not eligible.

Legal Information / Regulations

Information Letter 2010-0175