Eligibility

Can I ask why tampons or pads are not covered?

Expenses for items that mitigate (or lessen the effect of) a disease or illness are covered medical expenses. Items like tampons and sanitary napkins that mitigate a healthy function of the body are not covered. Thus, for example, infant diapers are not a covered expense, but adult diapers for an individual with incontinence would be covered.

Accounts

Am I able to use my FSA card to purchase items at Walgreens, CVS or any other type of drugstores?

As long as you're using the card to purchase eligible items then most likely. However not every pharmacy is able to process FSA card transactions, so in some cases you won't be able to find out until you try to make a purchase or unless you check in advance with your FSA administrator. At FSAstore.com, we accept all FSA cards and all major credit/debit cards, so you can rest assured that your purchase of an FSA eligible product will be automatically approved.

Accounts

Can I submit a claim to my dependent care FSA for children’s classes at Parks and Rec? i.e. tumbling/gymnastics, etc.?

By its design, a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) is designed to allow workers to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible care expenses for a child, disabled spouse, elderly parent or other individual listed as a dependent who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care. Day camps, such as soccer, football, ballet, etc. are eligible with a DCFSA, provided that they enable the account holder to be gainfully employed, seek gainful employment or go to school full-time. Classes have the potential to be eligible, but on a case-by-case basis. If you can prove that these Parks & Rec classes allow you to work, seek work or pursue an education, they will most likely be covered by your benefit.