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Can you pay for acai with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for acai with an HSA? You may also be wondering if this item is eligible or ineligible for use with your HSA funds, or if it qualifies for reimbursement.

No, unfortunately you can't use your HSA to pay for acai. In fact, if you do pay for acai with you HSA, you may be subject to a penalty.

More details about acai

Acai berry powder and pills are often sold as a natural supplement. While proponents claim they contain polyphenols and antioxidants and thus can have myriad health benefits (such as curing diabetes and other chronic illnesses), there really isn't any good scientific evidence to support those claims.

Oh, and if you're wondering how to pronounce acai, the most common way is ah-sah-EE.

Disclaimer

Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for acai with your HSA card before making any purchases.

A good rule of thumb is that if your doctor diagnosed you with a specific medical condition or ordered a treatment, product, or prescription specifically for you, your HSA should cover it. Sometimes your HSA will even cover items that it normally wouldn't if you have a letter of medical necessity signed by your doctor. Again, you should check with your HSA administrator before any purchase if you have any questions about an item being eligible or ineligible.