Eligible HSA/FSA Expenses 2022 (Text Only)
Eligible Expenses Update
What can I buy with my HSA or FSA in 2021-2022? The IRS expanded the list* to include OTC products such as pain reliever, face masks and cold and flu medicine.
(* Over-the-counter products were added by the CARES Act, March 2020).
As cold and flu season merges with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may wonder which items in your shopping cart you can buy with your health care flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA).
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Face masks: Yes
Safety glasses: Yes
Hand sanitizer: No
Air purifier: Maybe, in certain cases, your expense may be eligible with a note of medical necessity.
Pain relievers (Tylenol, Aspirin): Yes
Cold & flu medicine: Yes
Wet wipes: No
Rubbing alcohol: Yes
Latex gloves: Maybe, in certain cases, your expense may be eligible with a note of medical necessity.
Throat lozenges: Yes
Blood pressure monitoring device: Yes
Supplements (Echinacea, Vitamin C): No
Flu shots: Yes
This information is current as of October 2021.
How do I buy these items -- like face masks -- with my FSA or HSA?
You may have trouble using your card at the point of sale if you’re shopping somewhere that doesn’t regularly accept the cards, such as CVS or Walgreens. If that happens, submit your receipt for reimbursement, so long as the receipt is itemized (i.e., says “face mask”).
Call TASC (FSAs): 855-843-4913
Call HealthEquity (HSAs): 877-857-6810