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Can you pay for baby monitors with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for baby monitors 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 baby monitors. In fact, if you do pay for baby monitors with you HSA, you may be subject to a penalty.

More details about baby monitors

A baby monitor is system comprising a microphone and speaker system so that parents can monitor their baby for crying or other sounds when they're in a different room. Modern baby monitors also often have video screens so parents can see their baby remotely as well.

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 baby monitors 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.