Health Care Flexible Spending Account

The Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA), administered through PayFlex, may be used to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses (including medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription drug expenses) for you, your spouse and your eligible tax dependents. 

Certain health expenses are not eligible for reimbursement under the Health Care FSA; these include:

  • Expenses for which reimbursements are already available under another medical plan
  • Contributions/premiums paid for health coverage
  • The cost of Medicare insurance
  • Life insurance or income protection policies
  • Dependent care expenses
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Weight loss programs (unless you have a doctor’s note)
  • Marriage counseling
  • Health club dues

For a general summary of the FSAs, please review GW's GW Flexible Accounts Summary Plan Description (PDF).

Don't forget to sign up for PayFlex Coach (PDF), a free 4-week texting program that helps you get the most out of your HCFSA.

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