If you have allergies, asthma, or another respiratory issue, an air purifier might be a lifesaver. Air purifiers clean the air by removing particles and allergies, making breathing more accessible.
It was unclear if air purifiers were eligible for the FSA until today. Purifiers are now reimbursable, including an LMN from your doctors or healthcare practitioner.
Are air purifiers FSA eligible?
Yes, air purifiers are eligible for reimbursement with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). An FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your paycheck before taxes for qualified healthcare expenses. This means that you can use your FSA to cover the cost of an air purifier and any other health-related items that you need. Please keep all of your receipts and documentation to submit them for reimbursement.
What Is an Air Purifier Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN)?
A letter of medical necessity is a formal document that outlines the need for an air purifier in your home. This letter should be written by your doctor and explain why an air purifier is medically necessary for you or your family. It is essential to include as much detail as possible in the letter so that your insurance company can properly evaluate your request.
How to Get an Air Purifier FSA Reimbursement Letter of Medical Necessity?
To get a Letter of Medical Necessity, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with your doctor. At the meeting, explain why you think an air purifier will help your allergies or asthma. Your doctor will likely have some questions for you and may want to run some tests to confirm that an air purifier is indeed necessary.
Once your doctor has determined that an air purifier is medically necessary, they will write a Letter of Medical Necessity and give it to you. You can then submit this letter to your FSA provider to get reimbursed for the cost of an air purifier.