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.

Sun Protective (SPF) Clothing: FSA Eligibility

Sun Protective (SPF) Clothing: reimbursement is not eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Sun protective (SPF) clothing 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).

What is sun protective (SPF) clothing?

Sun protective (SPF) clothing is clothing that has been manufactured to a certain sun protection factor (SPF) rating, similar to sun block. Sun protective clothing protects against ultraviolet (UV) light which is the primary cause of skin damage and skin cancer. The clothing may develop its SPF rating based on the type of fabric used, the weave of the fabric, the dyes, and may also have additional chemicals or additives that contribute to the SPF rating. Sun protective clothing may be used in addition to or instead of sunblock or sun protection lotion. Clothing has historically been used as sun protection by humans for thousands of years, but recent technological advances have allowed for sun protective clothing to be manufactured with specific, measurable protection levels against the sunlight (SkinCancer.org).

Sun protective clothing may be used in place of sunblock or sun protection lotion by individuals who are unable to use lotions or chemicals on their skin. It may also be useful to wear sun protective clothing in environments that are not conducive to wearing lotions on the skin. An example may be an extremely hot environment where sweating prevents sunblock from remaining in place.