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.

Meals Outside of a Hospital: FSA Eligibility

Meals Outside of a Hospital: reimbursement is not eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Meals outside of a hospital or similar institution are not eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).

What are meals outside of a hospital or similar institution?

Meals outside of a hospital or similar institution are not eligible for any type of reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account. Meals are only eligible for reimbursement if they are purchased at a hospital or similar institution, when the principal reason for visiting is to get medical care.

When purchasing food during a trip to a hospital or similar institution, it's important to verify that the principal reason for visiting is to receive necessary medical care. So long as that's the case, the food purchased from within a hospital or similar institution is eligible for reimbursement. Food purchased outside of a hospital or similar institution is not eligible for reimbursement. No meals of any kind may be reimbursed in that sense.