Medicated Lip Treatments: FSA Eligibility

Medicated lip treatments, when prescribed by a medical professional, is eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Medicated lip treatments are not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA).

What is a medicated lip treatment?

Medicated lip treatments are a type of lip treatment that applies a medicine to the lips. Lip treatment is an effective way to apply medicine to the lips when treating certain diseases or conditions of the lips. Common conditions for which medicated lip treatments are typically prescribed include sunburn, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and warts. Common medications that are included in medicated lip treatments include sunblocking agents, antibacterial medication, anthralin, antifungal agents, benzoyl peroxide, coal tar, corticosteroids, and retinoids.

Medicated lip treatments must be prescribed to treat a disease or condition of the lips in order to be eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare plan. Medicated lip treatments must be prescribed to treat a disease or condition of the lips, and not simply for cosmetic purposes, in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

Medicated lip treatments may be brand-name or generic, Over-the-Counter (OTC) or prescription only. A doctor's prescription must be acquired, regardless, for reimbursement eligibility. Medicated lip treatments may be one part of a treatment plan for a disease or condition of the lips, or it may be the entirety of the treatment.

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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