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What expenses are eligible for reimbursement from my HCFSA?

Many of your out-of-pocket health care expenses may be reimbursed by a HCFSA if those expenses are not covered by your FEHB or FEDVIP plans. Typical expenses include:

  • Chiropractic services
  • Co-insurance, co-pay amounts and deductibles
  • Contact lenses and cleaning solutions
  • Dental care and procedures not covered under a FEDVIP plan (including crowns, endodontic services, implants, oral surgery, periodontal services and sealants)
  • Eye surgery not covered under a FEDVIP plan (cataract, LASIK, corneal rings, radial keratotomy, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses not covered under a FEDVIP plan (including prescription sunglasses and over-the-counter reading glasses)
  • Hearing aids and batteries
  • Infertility treatments
  • Orthodontia not covered under a FEDVIP plan
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) items (including sunscreen, bandages and hearing aid batteries)
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and drugs (including antacids, allergy medicines, cold medicines and pain relievers) when prescribed by a doctor.

All OTC medicines/drugs (excluding insulin) require a physician's prescription in order to be considered for reimbursement. See our OTC Quick Reference Guide (PDF) for more information.

Please note: Insurance premiums, including health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance and Temporary Continuation of Coverage, are not eligible for reimbursement.