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Can you pay for back braces with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for back braces 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.

Yes, you can pay for back braces with an HSA.

More details about back braces

A back brace is a device designed to limit movement of the spine when there's a fracture or after an operation. A back brace can also be worn as a preventative treatment against some progressive conditions.

Wearing a back brace is common for people with scoliosis. Common back braces for scoliosis include the Boston brace, Charleston bending brace, Chneau-Gensingen brace (CGB), Crass Cheneau brace, Flexpine brace, Milwaukee brace, Silicon Valley brace, SpineCor brace, and sport brace.

Other brace types include the thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO), Jewett brace, and corset brace.


Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for back braces 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.