Meals Outside of a Hospital: FSA Eligibility

Meals outside of a hospital or similar institution are not eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).

What are meals outside of a hospital or similar institution?

Meals outside of a hospital or similar institution are not eligible for any type of reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account. Meals are only eligible for reimbursement if they are purchased at a hospital or similar institution, when the principal reason for visiting is to get medical care.

When purchasing food during a trip to a hospital or similar institution, it's important to verify that the principal reason for visiting is to receive necessary medical care. So long as that's the case, the food purchased from within a hospital or similar institution is eligible for reimbursement. Food purchased outside of a hospital or similar institution is not eligible for reimbursement. No meals of any kind may be reimbursed in that sense.

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

 


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