FSA & HSA for Massage Therapy
IS MY MASSAGE ELIGIBLE FOR FSA/HSA?
FSA and HSA funds can pay for virtually any type of medical service. The service needs to pertain to the treatment or prevention of a specific health condition.
For example, massage therapy can be a qualified medical expense if recommended by a health care professional with a prescription.
Some examples that can qualify include carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic stress, and also back pain. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, in addition to anxiety and depression can be considered a qualified expense.
Most important; we only take FSA/HSA payments. We do not bill for Medical Insurance.
To set up massage as a qualifying expense; visit your healthcare professional before your visit.
Let them know that you would like to use some of your FSA or HSA funds toward massage for treatment or prevention of your condition.
A health care professional must provide 3 pieces of information on the prescription for the cost of massage therapy to be an eligible medical expense with the request for reimbursement.
First you need to obtain a prescription. Once you’ve obtained the prescription, file it away in case you are ever asked to back up the expense. It’s not necessary to bring the prescription to the spa.
Next you need to bring in your FlexCard or your designated HSA card to pay for your next visit.
If you don’t have a FlexCard or an HSA card, you can pay for your massage & turn in your receipt for reimbursement.
Finally; You can’t include tips on your FSA or HSA payment.