The Complete FSA Eligibility List

Here it is — the most-comprehensive eligibility list available on the web. From A to Z, items and services deemed eligible for tax-free spending with your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and more will be here, complete with details and requirements. Important Reminder: FSAs, HRAs and other account types listed may not all be the same. Be sure to check with your administrator to confirm if something is eligible before making a purchase.

Here it is — the most-comprehensive eligibility list available on the web. From A to Z, items and services deemed eligible for tax-free spending with your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and more will be here, complete with details and requirements. Important Reminder: FSAs, HRAs and other account types listed may not all be the same. Be sure to check with your administrator to confirm if something is eligible before making a purchase.

Adult Day Care: FSA Eligibility

Adult Day Care: reimbursement is not eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Adult day care reimbursement is not eligible with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings arrangement (HSA), health reimbursement account (HRA) or a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA). Adult day care may qualify under a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) when the adult is physically or mentally incapable of self care and qualifying tax dependent of the account holder.

What is adult day care?

Adult day care is designed to give caregivers the ability to take care of other obligations (work, school, etc.) throughout the day while the care recipient is kept in a safe, friendly environment. This differs from at-home care, as many adult day care providers operate brick-and-mortar centers where adult dependents will be cared for. Typically, adult day care centers have three main focuses: those that provide medical care, specialize in promoting social interaction, or those that focus on care for patients with Alzheimer's disease. A wide variety of activities, care services and health monitoring is available to give at-home caregivers peace of mind that their dependents are safe (Mayo Clinic).

According to the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) (SeniorLiving.org ), there are currently more than 5,600 adult day care centers throughout the U.S., which work to administer care to a population of more than 150,000 seniors. While staffing varies between centers, typically they feature social workers, activity staff, program assistants, nurses, directors and support staff.

When is adult day care reimbursement eligible?

Adult day care is eligible for reimbursement with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) if the adult is incapable of self-care and the expense allows the caregiver to work, look for work or go to school full-time. Qualifying individuals for DCFSAs must also live with you for at least half of the year and must either be a tax dependent or someone whom you could have claimed as a tax dependent.