Below is a partial list of many of the medical expenses and items purchased for your personal well-being that are not eligible for payment under a spending account. Any medication used to promote general health such as vitamins and herbal remedies are not eligible as well.
- Cosmetic surgery or procedures of any kind
- Health club memberships
- Supplements prescribed by an alternative provider - e.g., naturopath or acupuncturist
- Over-the-counter vitamins
- Over-the-counter medications submitted without a doctor's written prescription (effective January 1, 2011)
- Dietary supplements
- Herbal remedies
Please refer to the IRS publication 502, "Medical and Dental Expenses" or Section 213d of the Internal Revenue Code as a guide to covered expenses.