Use of Funds
HSA funds can be used to pay for a variety of healthcare services, including many that are not traditionally allowed under other plans. For example, dental and vision care services, long term care insurance premiums and medical insurance premiums during periods of unemployment can all be paid for with HSA funds. More information is available in FAQs or in the Internal Revenue Service's Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses. Under healthcare reform, HSA, HRA and FSA funds can no longer be used to purchase over-the-counter medications (such as aspirin, allergy and cold medications, etc.) without a written doctor's prescription. The pharmacist must fill prescriptions for these medications to be paid for with funds from your account using your account debit card at point of purchase. There are still many over-the-counter medical products that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription (such as contact lens solutions and diabetic test kits and supplies), so be sure to check before you purchase.