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.

Expectorants: FSA Eligibility

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

FSA Eligible Cold & Flu Medicine

What are expectorants?

 

Expectorants are a type of mucokinetic drug which aids in the clearing of mucus from the airways, lungs, bronchi, and trachea. Expectorants facilitate the drainage of mucus from the lungs. Expectorants work by signaling the body to increase the amount of secretions, allowing the action of coughing to more effectively clear airways (Drugs.com).

Expectorants are used for respiratory difficulties such as coughs and colds, when the airway is obstructed by thick mucus and breathing becomes problematic (WebMD). There are many Over the Counter (OTC) expectorants and also many prescription expectorants. Only prescription types require a prescription in order to be considered eligible for reimbursement under a consumer-directed healthcare account.

Many anti-cold symptom and anti-cough medications incorporate expectorants into their ingredients. Also, many doctors will prescribe a range of drugs, including expectorants, for individuals requiring relief from cold symptoms or experiencing a cough. Expectorants are normally ingested orally in pill form or as part of a syrup. Expectorants require a coughing action to properly clear the breathing passage and airways. The thinned mucus will more easily clear out because of the expectorant. The airway will subsequently be better lubricated and less irritated. Carefully check to ensure expectorant instructions are followed for the duration of their use. Some medications may conflict with the effects of expectorants, such as cough suppressants.