can i buy medical supplies with my hsa?

Breast reduction: Medical expenses related to breast reduction surgery are only reimbursed with a doctor's diagnostic letter explaining that the procedure is medically necessary and not for cosmetic purposes (i.e. to prevent or treat a disease). Alternative providers: Expenses paid to alternative providers for homeopathic or holistic treatments or procedures are generally not covered unless they are to treat a specific disease. Disclaimer Individual and family health and dental insurance plans are underwritten by Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (CHLIC), Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Inc.

Before you get too excited about this, over-the-counter medications do not generally qualify as HSA medical expenses. To be considered medical expenses, classes must address specific medical topics, such as labour, delivery procedures, breathing techniques and nursing. Transportation - Amounts paid for transportation primarily for and essential to medical care are reimbursable. Included is the accommodation of a person for whom transportation expenses are a medical expense because that person is travelling with the person receiving medical care.

Compounded drugs - Drugs prepared by medical professionals to treat a medical condition are reimbursable. However, medical expenses related to the removal of breast implants that are defective or cause a medical problem are reimbursable. Social Security, unemployment (FUTA) and Medicare contributions paid by a nurse, attendant or any other person providing medical care are reimbursable. Medical information plan - Amounts paid to a plan that stores medical information so that it can be retrieved from a computer database for medical care are reimbursable.

Spa or resort - Although a visit to a spa or resort may be prescribed by a doctor for medical treatment, only the cost of medical services rendered is reimbursable, not the cost of transportation. Shower chair - Expenses incurred for the purchase of a shower chair are reimbursable when accompanied by a medical diagnosis. Capital expenditure - If the primary purpose is medical care, capital expenditure paid for special equipment installed in or improvements to the member's home is reimbursable.

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