Hemorrhoid Treatment: FSA Eligibility

Hemorrhoid treatment is eligible with a prescription by a medical doctor for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Hemorrhoid treatment is not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA).

What is Hemorrhoid Treatment?

Hemorrhoid treatment is any treatment that treats or alleviates symptom associated with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoid treatment consists of a range of medical products including suppositories, fiber powder, medicated cooling pads, stool softeners, cold compress, as well as medical procedures to deal directly with the hemorrhoid tissue.

A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus. They cause discomfort and bleeding when undergoing a bowel movement. They can be internal or external, and are often painful and associated with bleeding. They are not life threatening, though, but the discomfort involved usually requires addressing in the form of hemorrhoid treatment. Hemorrhoid treatment ought to vary based on the location and intensity of the hemorrhoid, as well as other symptoms observed.

A doctor will be able to diagnose hemorrhoids and specific which types of hemorrhoid treatment make the most sense for alleviating symptoms and treating the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoid treatments must be prescribed by a medical doctor in order to be considered eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account.

Hemorrhoid treatments such as medicated cooling pads use witch hazel, and are Over-the-Counter (OTC) products. There are also prescription-only hemorrhoid treatment products such as hemorrhoid cream with medication.

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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

Additional Information

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Specifically Not Covered

Not eligible without a prescription.

Legal Information / Regulations

Prescription Required. Information Letter (IL) 2009-0209; Notice 2010-59.

 


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