What Are Qualified Expenses for a Flexible Spending Plan?


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Expenses that are eligible flexible spending account expenses include copayments, deductibles and a variety of dental and medical expenses, including prescription medications. Insurance premiums don't qualify as FSA expenses, according to Healthcare.gov.

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Most medically necessary procedures and supplies qualify as FSA expenses, notes the American Fidelity Assurance Co. Eligible expenses include diabetic testing supplies and insulin, flu shots, and eyeglasses. Most forms of birth control and pregnancy-related expenses qualify. FSA funds can also pay for alcohol and drug treatment plans and smoking-cessation programs. Most cosmetic procedures don’t qualify as FSA expenses, although there are exceptions when individuals need surgery after a personal injury or a disfiguring disease.

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