The Internal Revenue Service has posted frequently asked questions about whether certain costs can be covered under various medical accounts. The questions are part of the National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and HealthPDF.
These address costs related to nutrition, wellness and general health are medical expenses and if they can be paid or reimbursed under a health savings account (HSA), health flexible spending arrangement (FSA), Archer medical savings account (Archer MSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA).
FAQs address issues such as whether the cost of nutritional counseling, weight-loss programs, gym memberships and treatment for substance use disorders are considered medical expenses that may be paid or reimbursed under these plans.
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