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.

Whitening Strips: FSA Eligibility

Whitening Strips: reimbursement is not eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Whitening strips are 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 are whitening strips?

Whitening strips are over-the-counter products that allow users to whiten their teeth at home by affixing strips to the surface of their teeth to reduce the appearance of yellowing and stains. Whitening strips are clear, plastic strips that contain peroxide, which can whiten teeth over the course of several days and full results will emerge over the course of continual monthly use (WebMD). These are low-cost, affordable options for those who wish to correct long-term teeth staining and improve the appearance of their smile. 

The purpose of whitening strips is inherently cosmetic and do not play a role in treating a specific medical condition, so they do not qualify under the IRS’s rules for qualified medical expenses and not eligible for consumer-directed healthcare account reimbursement.