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)
  • Chapstick
  • 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.