Books, health-related: HSA Eligibility

Books, health-related reimbursement recommended by a physician are eligible with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from a doctor with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) and a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Books, health-related reimbursement is not eligible with a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).

How are books, health-related reimbursed?

In the event of a diagnosis of a major medical condition, a patient should maintain a close relationship with his/her doctor to help them through every stage of their illness, but most physicians will recommend looking into outside sources of information to gain perspective on their ailments. Health-related books can cover a huge range of potential topics and viewpoints that can detail every angle of specific illnesses and disorders.

Health-related books are designed for patients and advocates who seek out information about medical conditions and disorders from medical experts who have experience with them, patients who have overcome these ailments and other research that can lend fresh perspectives to readers. However, because there are such a wide range of potential viewpoints in regards to health-related literature, these books must be recommended by a physician or a specialist in a patient's medical condition with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN).

How do I obtain a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) for health-related books?

A Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from a doctor for books, health-related is necessary for reimbursement with most benefits providers to ensure that it is necessary for the treatment of a medical condition. This letter must outline how an account holder's medical condition necessitates health-related books and how these books will increase the chances of alleviating the issue.

Eligibility Table

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Limited Care FSA Dependent Care FSA Health Savings Account (HSA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)


Eligible with Rx

Eligible with LMN

Not Eligible


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