Frequently Asked Questions
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) are health benefit accounts that allow you to contribute a portion of your salary or wages (before taxes) to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs. If you’re unsure whether or not you have an FSA, HSA, or HRA, please check with your employer or plan administrator.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines which items may be considered “eligible medical expenses” under the Internal Revenue Code Section 213. Under the standard set forth by the IRS, expenses are generally not reimbursable if they are conventionally understood to be personal, living, or family expenses. Such expenses will only be considered qualified medical care expenses if the individual would not have purchased the product or engaged in the service but for their medical condition.
The IRS created a publication (Publication 502) that gives some examples of eligible medical expenses. Also, the IRS may change this listing from time to time.
This badge serves as a guide to assist you in claims submissions and to outline the basis for reimbursement if the unit cost or services provided in connection with your Lively product are covered by your HSA, FSA, or HRA spending accounts. This badge is not a determination that you will be reimbursed. The cost of the Lively product or Lively Health and Safety plan must be considered primarily for the prevention or alleviation of a physical or mental defect or illness in order to be reimbursable. You must also follow proper billing and submission guidelines with your healthcare provider in order to receive reimbursement for qualifying expenses. Finally, your employer plan may limit expenses reimbursed from your Health HSA, FSA, or HRA.
No, Lively is not set up to accept HSA, FSA, or HRA cards as a payment option.
You will need to save your receipt from Lively to be able to prove your purchase is eligible for reimbursement.
In general, devices for medical use may be reimbursed from your spending account if the device is for “diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or payments for treatments affecting any structure or function of the body.” Some items, for example, a scale, may be reimbursed from your spending account only if recommended by a physician or provider. The IRS has a tool to help you determine if an item is reimbursable from your health spending account: https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/can-i-deduct-my-medical-and-dental-expenses
Lively™ reimbursement policies are developed based on nationally accepted standards and principles put forward by the IRS. This reimbursement policy may be superseded by mandates in provider or State contracts or the issuance of new State or Federal legislation or guidance. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, medical or accounting advice.
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