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.

Antiseptics: FSA Eligibility

Antiseptics: eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Antiseptics are eligible for reimbursement through a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Antiseptic reimbursement is not eligible with a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).

FSA Eligible Wound Care

What are antiseptics?

Antiseptics are substances that are applied to skin and other tissue that can reduce the chances of infection, sepsis and other complications by eliminating microbes and bacteria from the surface of skin. Antiseptics are separate from antibiotics that destroy bacteria within the body and from disinfectants that can destroy bacteria/microbes on non-living objects and surfaces. Antiseptics are often referred to as skin disinfectants, which are invaluable in decreasing the chance of complications from an injury (LIVESTRONG).

The role an antiseptic will play in treating an injury is based on its alcohol concentration. For instance, hydrogen peroxide has an alcohol concentration of 6 percent and is primarily used to cleanse wounds, while stronger solutions can be as high as 30 percent to be used as a bleaching or oxidizing agent. Antiseptics are used in a variety of medical settings and can play a viable role in a wide range of treatments, including hand washing, disinfecting skin before an operation, mucous membrane disinfection, preventing and treating infected wounds and burns and treating mouth or throat infections (National Center for Biotechnology Information).