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.

Medical Testing Devices: FSA Eligibility

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

What are medical testing devices?

Medical testing devices are products that perform medical tests. They are usually designed for at-home use, in order to spare time and expenses associated with visits to the doctor's office or the hospital. Medical testing devices are eligible for reimbursement with consumer-directed healthcare accounts whether purchased as Over-the-Counter (OTC) or with a prescription. Medical testing devices measure things like cholesterol, blood tests, blood pressure, asthma, blood coagulation, and more.

Cholesterol monitors

Home cholesterol monitors are a type of medical testing device that produces a cholesterol reading. There are a number of factors which can be measured, including glucose, HDL, triglycerides, or overall cholesterol (Mayo Clinic).

Laser Lancing Devices

Laser lancing devices are a type of medical testing device that aids with drawing blood. A laser lancing device has an adjustable puncture setting, and causes less pain than a needle or prick (American Diabetes Association).

Home EKG Devices

Home EKG devices are a type of medical testing device that performs similar work to a professional EKG device. Home EKG devices typically measure heart rate and arrhythmia, deviations and irregularities in order to tell a patient whether a full EKG and/or physician's assistance are recommended (WebMD).

Home Blood Pressure Monitors

Home blood pressure monitors are a medical testing device that may be used in conjunction with a medical doctor's guidance for maintaining blood pressure within a healthy range and/or for recognizing medical concerns or emergencies that would require medical attention (American Heart Association).

Asthma Monitors

Asthma monitors are a medical testing device that recognize how well asthma medication is performing by measuring the force and volume of a patient's lung exhalations (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute).

Blood Coagulation Monitors

Blood coagulation monitors require a blood sample in order to read the blood's thinness, or coagulation. Patients who take prescription blood thinners may need a device like a blood coagulation monitor in order to ensure their blood is not rendered dangerously thin by medication (Bio-AMD).