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.

Mineral Supplements: FSA Eligibility

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

FSA Eligible Vitamins & Supplements

What are mineral supplements?

Mineral supplements refer to any concentrate delivery of minerals that are intended to help treat, alleviate or prevent a medical condition or positively influence the health of an individual such as a woman who is anticipating pregnancy (National Institutes of Health).

To be eligible with a consumer directed healthcare account, mineral supplements would require a letter of medical necessity (LMN) from a medical professional stating that the supplements would be used for the treatment of a specific medical condition.

What type of mineral supplements would a medical professional recommend?

A medical professional might recommend calcium for patients who are at risk of osteoporosis. They might also recommend folic acid for women who are seeing to become pregnant.

About calcium, a commonly recommended mineral supplement:

Calcium is the most plentiful mineral found in the human body and 99 percent of this substance is used to fortify bones and teeth, while the remainder will support normal physiological functions like nerve function, muscle contraction, blood clotting, or maintaining a normal heart beat. However, it is most widely known to support an individual's skeletal structure, as proper levels of calcium over a person's lifetime can significantly reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a medical condition that causes bones to be brittle and fragile from a calcium or vitamin D deficiency (Medical News Today).

Maintaining healthy calcium levels is one of the surest ways to promote one's general health over the course of a lifetime and support myriad normal bodily functions. As such, many medical professionals will recommend calcium supplements to patients who are at an increased risk of osteoporosis (especially women) or who are not ingesting enough of the mineral into their diets daily. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of calcium in adults, as well as the Daily Upper Limit (which could increase health problems due to excessive calcium in the body) is as follows via National Institutes of Health:

Men

Daily RDA

Daily Upper Limit

19-50 Years

1,000 mg

2,500 mg

51-70 Years

1,000 mg

2,000 mg

71 and Older

1,200 mg

2,000 mg

Women

   

19-50 Years

1,000 mg

2,500 mg

51 and Older

1,200 mg

2,000 mg

What are the primary dietary sources of calcium?

Aside from calcium supplements, physicians may also advise patients to supplement their diets with calcium-rich foods that can boost their bone health and support a wealth of physiological functions. Most are aware that dairy foods like milk, yogurt and cheese are calcium-rich and are essential in maintaining calcium levels in the body, but they can also be found in a number of other food sources, including collard greens, broccoli/broccoli rabe, kale, edamame, bok choy, figs, oranges, sardines, salmon, almonds, tofu, okra and white beans (MedlinePlus).