Back to School Savings Tips

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Back to School Expenses Eligible for Reimbursement with a Health Care FSA

  • Annual physicals
  • First aid kit replenishment with FSA-eligible essentials including bandages, hot or cold compresses and antibiotic ointments
  • Updated vaccinations
  • Annual and biannual dental, orthodontia and optometrist appointments
  • Updated family prescriptions with refills
  • Emergency treatments for school nurse and before and after school care administrators if your child has diabetes, food allergies or asthma
  • Contact lens solution, bandages, aspirin and other over-the-counter medications to get your college student through the first semester

Back to School Expenses Eligible for Reimbursement with a Dependent Care FSA

  • Before or after school programs
  • Work-related babysitting by a relative who is not a tax dependent
  • Child care while you work, to enable you to work, or look for work
  • Sick child care
  • Pre-school
  • Summer day camp