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.

Moisturizer: FSA Eligibility

Moisturizer: reimbursement is not eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Moisturizer is 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).

FSA Eligible Skincare

What is a moisturizer?

Moisturizer is a product designed to help the skin retain or regain its natural moisture. Moisturizer is an Over-the-Counter (OTC) product, but is not eligible for reimbursement with any consumer-directed healthcare account. Moisturizer on its own does not treat, alleviate or prevent a medical condition or disease, and is usually considered cosmetic in purpose, and therefore is not eligible.

Moisturizers are also called emollients. They may be found in lotions, creams, ointments, and bath/shower additives to oil the skin and keep it moist (Healthline).

Medical conditions that may require a special moisturizer include burns, allergies, eczema, dermatitis, open wounds, dry or aged skin, and viral or fungal infections.

Moisturizers purchased for cosmetic purposes are typically geared for a specific part of the body such as the hands, body, face, eyes, or feet. Moisturizers that are dispensed via pump are usually more hygienic that moisturizer creams that are stored in a pot. Moisturizers contain individual instructions for application and usage. Usually, moisturizers should be smoothed into the skin with the direction of hair growth rather than rubbed in. Moisturizers are most effective when used right after a bath or shower. Moisturizers can cause folliculitis by blocking the hair follicles of the skin, though this is rare.