You Can Now Use Your FSA or HSA Card to Pay for Medical Items on Amazon
Good news for Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account holders: You can now use your HSA or FSA card to pay for eligible items on Amazon. According to Slick Deals, the change lets you put you balance towards dozens of health and hygiene items, including deodorant, eye drops, vitamins, lip balm, first aid kits, certain contraceptives, and more.
Not only does this let you pay for medical supplies with pre-tax money, but it also eliminates the hassle of having to go to the store to pick up essentials and non-essentials alike. Plus, it makes it a little easier to spend your remaining FSA funds when the deadline to use them is quickly approaching (HSA funds, on the other hand, roll over to the following year).
Before ordering, just register your FSA or HSA card like you would for any card. Just be aware that some HSA cards must be registered as a credit card. In those cases, there aren’t automatic restrictions on what you can buy, so you’ll need to check that you’re only using your card for eligible items.
But what if you just ordered some sunscreen or reading glasses (both eligible products) using a regular credit card? Fortunately, you can apply for a reimbursement on past orders. Amazon suggests that you “contact your plan administrator or employer for more information on what items are eligible and how to provide appropriate documentation for reimbursement.”
Items will be listed as "FSA or HSA Eligible" on their individual product pages, and you can also browse the full list of items on Amazon’s website. A lot more items are covered by your FSA or HSA than you might expect. If you could use a little shopping inspiration, check out our list of 11 creative ways to spend your FSA money before the deadline, or 11 pain-relief devices you can buy with FSA money.
[h/t Slick Deals]