Are breast pumps covered by an FSA?
Though people debated their use, the IRS ruled in 2011 that breast pumps and accessories would become an FSA eligible product. The reasoning behind it is because breast pumps are applied for medical care (assisting lactation).
Early hand-operated breast pumps have paved the way for electric pumps reflecting the needs of modern, on-the-go moms. Curious about which breast pump accessories are covered by an FSA?
FSA eligible breastfeeding accessories include:
- The breast pump itself (cost or rental fee).
- Breast pump parts.
- Accessories such as storage bottles, storage bags, gel pads, nursing pads, nipple shields, conversion kits, areola stimulator, car adapter.
FSAstore.com offers FSA eligible breast pumps and accessories from companies including Medela and Ameda (options below).
1 Pump in Style Advanced, On the Go Tote Breastpump
30 Disposable Bra Pads
2 oz tube of TenderCare Lanolin
5 Quick Clean Bags
24 Quick Clean Wipes
20 Pump and Save Breastmilk Bags
1 Medela Breastfeeding Resource Guide + 1 Medela Breastmilk Storage Guidelines Magnet
Dual Hygienic Kit
AC power adapter cotton breast pads
Milk storage guide magnet
Manual pump adapter handle
Cool 'N Carry Tote cooling elements
Instructions 4-ounce bottles with tops