Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Reimbursements
Issues of Reimbursements
Many Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow individuals to pay for needed natural supplements with pre-tax dollars. Using these accounts can save people 20 to 30% of the final costs of these goods. However, in order to qualify for reimbursement, most plans require a signed form from your prescribing healthcare provider outlining your diagnosis and stating that the supplement recommended may be useful in improving your health.
To investigate getting reimbursed for dietary supplements, steps include:
- Visit your prescribing healthcare provider to discuss integrating natural supplements into your plan of care.
- Your Provider must write and sign a letter including your diagnosis and his/her recommendation of specific supplements for that health reason OR
- Use the insurance reimbursement form to assist your prescribing healthcare provider with supplying the information necessary to determine if your HSA/FSA account may be used to cover the costs of supplements.
Please note that some insurance carriers and HSA/ FSA administrators ask that the message from the health care provider come to them on office letter head or a prescription pad to validate that the authorizing letter did indeed originate from the prescribing health care provider's office. Therefore, if choosing to use our sample information form, you may want to consider asking your provider to staple a piece of their office letterhead stationary to the form to validate that it originated from their office.
Insurance Reimbursement Form