Legal Abortion: FSA Eligibility

Legal abortion reimbursement is eligible if the procedure is legal under state law with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Legal abortion reimbursement is not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA).

What is legal abortion?

In 1973, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, ruled unconstitutional a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of the mother. Before this decision, abortion was either severely restricted or banned altogether throughout the U.S., but the Supreme Court ruled that laws banning abortion violate individuals' constitutional "zone of privacy," and cited previous cases where similar privacy concerns including marriage, contraception and child rearing fall under this individual "zone of privacy" that the government cannot intrude upon.

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

Legal Information / Regulations

Revenue Ruling 73-201; Revenue Ruling 73-603

 


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