Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Your FSA/HSA on LASIK?

Yes, you can typically use your FSA or HSA funds to cover LASIK surgery, as it's considered a qualified medical expense for vision correction.

Can You Use Your FSA/HSA on LASIK?

Yes, you can typically use your FSA or HSA funds to cover LASIK surgery, as it’s considered a qualified medical expense for vision correction. However, it’s essential to review your specific plan details and consult with your employer or plan administrator to ensure eligibility and compliance with any requirements. Leveraging these tax-advantaged accounts can provide a cost-effective means to invest in improved vision and overall well-being.

LASIK and FSA/HSA Eligibility

LASIK is typically considered an eligible expense under both FSAs and HSAs, provided it is performed to correct vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. However, there are nuances to consider:

  1. Employer’s Plan: The first checkpoint is your employer’s FSA or HSA plan guidelines. While LASIK is generally a qualified expense, some employers may impose restrictions or require pre-approval.
  2. Documentation: Proper documentation is crucial when utilizing FSA or HSA funds for LASIK. You may need to provide a detailed receipt or a letter from your surgeon affirming the medical necessity of the procedure.
  3. Eligible Expenses: Keep in mind that while LASIK itself may be covered, ancillary expenses such as pre-operative evaluations or post-operative medications may also qualify for reimbursement.
  4. Tax Implications: Although FSA and HSA contributions are tax-free, any funds used for non-qualified expenses, including LASIK not meeting the necessary criteria, may incur taxes and penalties.

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