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What IS and IS NOT an eligible medical expense for an HSA?

  • The IRS Publication 502 outlines what IS and IS NOT an eligible medical expense for an HSA.
  • Generally speaking, expenses are considered eligible if the medical care expenses are for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease, and for treatments affecting any part or function of the body.
  • The expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness.  Expenses solely for cosmetic reasons generally are not expenses for medical care.
  • Side Note:  Section 213(d) shows what IS and IS NOT eligible.  Please see IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, for a more detailed list.

Last update on May, 16 2013 by Administrator.

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