Nasal Strips: FSA Eligibility

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

FSA Eligible Sleep Aids

Nasal strips primarily used to treat medical conditions such as sleep apnea would qualify. Nasal strips used for sports performance are not eligible.

What are nasal strips?

Nasal strips are disposable strips that attach to the bridge of the nose with adhesive and expand outward, opening the nasal passage and allowing for an increased flow of air through the nasal passage to ease breathing. Nasal strips are useful for individuals with nasal congestion and sleep apnea. If an individual has difficulty breathing due to congestion or sleep apnea and this interferes with quality of life and/or sleep, nasal strips may be prescribed or recommended by a physician. 

Nasal strips are most useful in treating sleep apnea when nasal passage obstruction is a contributing factor to the individual's sleep apnea. This is not always the case, so a medical professional should evaluate an individual's condition in order to determine whether nasal strips will be of any use in treating the individual's sleep apnea (

Individuals should tell a medical professional about the symptoms of their medical conditions and explain how the severity of symptoms such as sleep apnea blocked nasal passage prevents them from sleeping or enjoying a reasonable quality of life.

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