Swimming Pool: HSA Eligibility

Swimming Pool: requires a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) to be eligible with a Health Savings Account (HSA)
Swimming pools with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) are eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Swimming pools are not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA).

What is a swimming pool?

A swimming pool is a container, enclosure, paved depression or pit filled with water to enable swimming, leisure, and aquatic exercise. A swimming pool may be deemed medically necessary for the treatment of a medical condition by a medical professional and then considered eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account. The medical professional would have to write a letter of medical necessity stating why the swimming pool is necessary for an individual's treatment, and why the swimming pool is the only option, or best option.

If an individual pays the expense of a swimming pool's construction and maintenance, the value added to the home of the individual is not reimbursable. Only pool-related expenses above and beyond the value added to the home can be reimbursed with a consumer-directed healthcare account.

Swimming lessons are available for infants, children and adults. Swimming lessons are also often taught in public education institutions, and in many countries a certain level of swimming proficiency is expected by the time of graduation from the public education system. Swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning significantly, and increase confidence in the water. If an individual has trouble staying physically active on land due to an injury or a medical condition, swimming lessons may be an effective way to teach an individual to maintain a level of physical activity, musculoskeletal health, and cardiovascular health. In the United States, the American Red Cross has defined levels of swim proficiency ranging from levels 1 through 6.

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