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Eligible Expenses During Winter

Eligible Expenses During Winter

For many, winter is a wonderful time of year. For others, it’s a season filled with sinus problems and colds. If winter is a time when you are frequently ill, flexible spending and health savings accounts can help cover your costs. We’ve created a list of common items that FSA and HSA funds can be used on.


Back Pain

Many people have occasional back pain that acts up in the cold. Items such as hot and cold packs and heating pads are eligible purchases that are very helpful at alleviating pain.


Sore Eyes

Winter brings not only frigid temperatures and snow, but also dry air. Less moisture in the air increases the likelihood of sore eyes and headaches to occur. Having a therapy eye mask and over-the-counter eye drops on hand can help in a pinch.


Dry Nasal Passages

With the cold weather comes dry sinuses. Dry sinuses can make a person miserable. Luckily, there are ways to feel better. Neti pots, steam inhalers and nasal saline sprays are all covered expenses that can help make winter a little easier.



Many Americans suffer from asthma. Asthma is a condition that affects a person’s lungs and makes breathing hard at times. Winter can exacerbate symptoms due to the frigid air and being indoors more. Asthma-related products, such as oxygen flow monitors and asthma delivery devices, can help.


Winter survival kit

Before enjoying all that winter has to offer, be sure to pack a winter survival kit. Winter weather can be unpredictable, and it change quickly. Having an emergency kit available in your car and even your house can be beneficial. Contents could include, gauze, bandages and a first-aid kit.


The information in this blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not investment, legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, you should consult your own counsel. To stay up to date on benefits trends and insights, subscribe to our blog.

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