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.

Scar Treatment: FSA Eligibility

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

What is scar treatment?

Scar treatment is a method of removing scar tissue for cosmetic purposes. There are various methods of performing scar treatments, such as cryotherapy, surgery, and keloid prevention via gel pads or pressure treatment (WebMD).

Scar treatment is generally not considered eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account because it is typically a cosmetic procedure. If a scar is the result of illness, injury or deformity, then treatment may be eligible with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from a medical professional.

A major burn and its subsequent scarring may be debilitating and require scar treatment in order for the individual to return to a normal lifestyle. In such a case, a medical professional can be consulted to obtain an LMN for scar treatment.

Keloid scars extend beyond the original site of the injury and are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. They may impair movement similarly to contracture scars. Hypertrophic and acne scars are less likely to produce any debilitating effects, and scar treatments to remove them are more likely to be considered cosmetic in nature, and therefore ineligible for reimbursement with any consumer-directed healthcare accounts.