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Medical Reimbursement Account

The Medical Reimbursement Account is available to you if you have a Standard PPO or HMO plan. If you have a Health Investor medical plan and a Health Savings Account, see the Limited Medical Reimbursement Account.

You can use the Medical Reimbursement Account to cover eligible healthcare expenses not covered by your health plan. When you do, you don’t pay federal income taxes on the money in your account.

You may set aside from $60 to $2,500 each plan year to cover eligible expenses during that year. The minimum annual deduction is $60. Your contributions come out of your pre-tax pay in equal installments each pay period. Use the Medical Reimbursement Account Estimator to help you evaluate the tax savings and decide whether to participate.

FSAs have a "use it or lose it" policy, which means you forfeit any amounts unused and not reimbursed for services received during the Plan year. You may use what you set aside for the Plan year for services up to March 15 of the following year.


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For the: You can use money set aside for expenses for care between: You must file your claims by:

2012 plan year

January 1, 2012 and March 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

2013 plan year

January 1, 2013 and March 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

Eligible Expenses

Some Eligible Expenses Some Expenses Not Eligible

Money can be set aside for:

  • Deductibles
  • Copayments
  • Dental and vision care expenses
  • Orthodontia not covered by a dental plan
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications (doctor’s prescription required to be eligible for reimbursement)
  • Chiropractic visits
  • Saline solution and contact lens cleaners
  • Procedures or expenses that are medically necessary
  • Doctor prescribed weight loss programs

The IRS lists these non-eligible expenses:

  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Your contributions for outside health or life insurance
  • Employer health premiums of any kind
  • Procedures or expenses not medically necessary
  • Weight loss programs not prescribed by a doctor