Books, health-related: FSA Eligibility

Books, health-related: requires a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) to be eligible with a Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
Health-related books are eligible with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) and a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Health-related book reimbursement is not eligible with a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).

How are health-related books reimbursed?

In the event of a diagnosis of a major medical condition, a patient should maintain a close relationship with his/her doctor to help them through every stage of their illness, but most physicians will recommend looking into outside sources of information to gain perspective on their ailments. Health-related books can cover a huge range of potential topics and viewpoints that can detail every angle of specific illnesses and disorders.

Health-related books are designed for patients and advocates who seek out information about medical conditions and disorders from medical experts who have experience with them, patients who have overcome these ailments and other research that can lend fresh perspectives to readers. However, because there are such a wide range of potential viewpoints in regards to health-related literature, these books must be recommended by a physician or a specialist in a patient's medical condition with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN).

How do I obtain a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) for health-related books?

A Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from a doctor for health-related books may be required for reimbursement with most benefits providers to ensure that it is necessary for the treatment of a medical condition or that the book will provide you with information that you are seeking to treat or manage a medical condition. This letter must outline how an account holder's medical condition necessitates health-related books and how these books will increase the chances of alleviating the issue.