Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Qualifying Expenses

Dependent Day Care FSA

What is an Eligible Provider?

Eligible service providers include day care centers, babysitters, au pairs, or a relative over age 19 who is not claimed as an exemption on your federal income tax return.

What are Eligible and Ineligible Expenses?

For a complete list of eligible expenses see IRS Publication 503: Child and Dependent Care ExpensesAcrobat Reader.
Examples of eligible expenses

  • Before and after-school care
  • Babysitting fees
  • Day care services
  • In-home care/au pair services
  • Nursery and preschool
  • Summer day camps
  • Adult day care services

Examples of ineligible expenses:

  • School expenses for a child in kindergarten or higher
  • Health care expenses for your dependents
  • Summer school or tutoring expenses

Health Care FSA

What are Eligible and Ineligible Expenses?

For a complete list of eligible expenses see IRS Publication 502: Medical and Dental ExpensesAcrobat Reader.
Examples of eligible expenses:

  • Copayments on covered expenses
  • Prescription drugs or prescription drug copays
  • Deductibles
  • Contact lenses and eyeglasses
  • Braces
  • Out-of-pocket expenses paid to doctors, dentists, surgeons, chiropractors, osteopaths, psychiatrists, psychologists, and Christian Science practitioners
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for hospital services, nursing services, laboratory and x-ray services
  • Acupuncture treatments
  • Smoking-cessation programs and prescribed drugs to help nicotine withdrawal
  • Dentures, hearing aids, crutches, wheelchairs, and guide dogs for the blind or deaf
  • Fees in excess of reasonable and customary amounts allowed by your insurance

Examples of ineligible expenses:

  • Your health plan premiums, including COBRA premiums
  • Health club dues and treatments unrelated to a specific health problem
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Costs for cosmetic dental procedures
  • Prescription drugs for cosmetic purposes
  • Dietary supplements and vitamins
  • Cosmetics, sunblock and toiletries (e.g. toothpaste, lotions)


FSA Vendor Contact Info

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
P.O. Box 1853
Alpharetta, GA 30023-1853
Member Services:1-800-654-6695, Fax: 1-866-392-4090 (M–F 8 am–8 pm)

Flexible Spending Account Forms (ADP)

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