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.

Hand Sanitizer to Prevent COVID-19 (60%+ alcohol): FSA Eligibility

Hand Sanitizer to Prevent COVID-19 (60%+ alcohol): eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Hand sanitizer (60%+ alcohol for the prevention of COVID-19) is eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) and health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Hand sanitizer reimbursement is not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA).

What is hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizer is an antiseptic that typically contains ethyl alcohol as a primary ingredient to kill viruses and bacteria that a person can come into contact with over the course of the day and may still linger on their extremities. While the most effective means of cleaning one's hands is still warm water and soap, hand sanitizer was invented in 1966 as a means of preventing the spread of pathogens and disease when traditional means weren't available.

While ethyl alcohol is the primary ingredient found in most commercial hand sanitizers, they may also contain water, fragrance and glycerin as well. However, as more products come to market and some individuals opt for homemade remedies, it's vital to remember that the alcohol concentration found in these products is pivotal for their germ-killing abilities. When shopping for hand sanitizer, pay particular attention to the ingredient lists, and in particular, the product's overall alcohol concentration. Ethyl alcohol, ethanol, isopropanol or other variations are acceptable, but hand sanitizer must contain an alcohol concentration between 60 and 95 percent to truly eliminate viruses and bacteria (LIVESTRONG).

Hand sanitizer will only be eligible for the purpose of preventing COVID-19, and contains at least 60% alcohol. As always, be sure to check with your benefits administrator as they may require additional documentation.