Avoid Misinformation About Tax-Favored Health Savings Accounts

Do you have a health Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, or similar plan through your employer? The IRS is warning about misinformation that could lead to serious mistakes.

Nonmedical nutrition, wellness, and exercise expenses that aren’t explicitly related to a medical diagnosis or treatment aren’t reimbursable under these plans. But that hasn’t stopped certain bad actors from offering to provide a “doctor’s note” (for a price) that they claim would authorize health reimbursement plans to accept ineligible expenses, such as for nonmedical food that doesn’t satisfy everyday nutritional needs.

Please review the IRS’s related FAQs for more details.