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.

Medicated Shampoo: FSA Eligibility

Medicated Shampoo: requires a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) to be eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Medicated shampoo may be eligible for reimbursement with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Medicated shampoo is not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA).

What is medicated shampoo?

Medicated shampoo is a type of shampoo that applies a medicine to the scalp. Shampoo is an effective way to apply medicine to the scalp when treating certain diseases or conditions of the scalp or hair. Common conditions for which medicated shampoo are typically prescribed include sunburn, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, bacterial and fungal infections, and lice. Common medications that are included in medicated shampoo include sunblocking agents, antibacterial medication, anthralin, antifungal agents, benzoyl peroxide, coal tar, corticosteroids, retinoids, and salicylic acid (Pharmacy Times).

To be eligible with a consumer directed healthcare account, administrators will typically require a letter of medical necessity (LMN) from a medical professional.

Most medicated shampoos have specific instructions on their labelling or packaging that describe how to use the shampoo. Some medicated shampoos require specific application techniques or a set duration of contact with the hair or scalp in order to provide a medical benefit. Some medicated shampoos require a specific periodicity of use, or should not be used too often, in order to maintain a healthy scalp. Medicated shampoos will have instructions detailing all risks, side effects, warnings, and specific instructions for use. The medical professional who prescribes the medicated shampoo will also be able to explain the purpose of the shampoo, and how to integrate it into a healthcare treatment plan for a medical condition or disease (LIVESTRONG).