FSAs are health benefits offered by some employers in the United States that allow an employee to set aside pretax dollars from their paycheck into a special account that is to be used to pay for eligible health related expenses.
Most FSA dollars are “Use It or Lose It” which means that you have until the end of your benefits period to spend all of your FSA dollars or they are forfeited. Always check the specifics of your plan, because some FSA plans allow a grace period through the beginning of the new year for you to spend your FSA dollars and others allow a portion of your FSA contributions to roll over into the next year.
HSAs are health benefits offered by some employers in the United States that allow an employee to set aside pretax dollars from their paycheck into a special account that is to be used to pay for eligible health related expenses.
HSAs are tied to specific high deductible insurance plans, and they dollars do not expire at the end of the benefit period.
A wide variety of over-the-counter healthcare products and treatments are eligible for FSA and HSA spending at Sephora and on Sephora.com. Including: Sunscreens with SPF 15+, acne treatments, acne preventions, medicated skin treatments, blue light therapy masks, and prenatal vitamins.
We have added a badge to the highlights section of product pages that align with most eligibility lists for easy identification.
Additional products are available for FSA and HSA reimbursement, but they require a letter of medical necessity from your doctor- so always check with your benefits administrator for guidance on eligibility of products.
At the present time Sephora does not accept FSA and HSA debit cards as a form of payment. Please use a credit card or debit card to purchase products at Sephora and on Sephora.com, and then submit the receipt and any other required documentation to your benefit provider to make a claim for reimbursement. Check with your provider to understand the information that is required for your claim. For most providers, the information you need to submit your claim is included in your order confirmation email or the emailed in store purchase receipt. You must ask for an emailed receipt at the time of checkout. It is not automatically sent to you.
At this time, you do not need a prescription to purchase the products we have tagged as FSA/HSA eligible. Some benefits plans require a letter of medical necessity for specific skincare products, so please confirm with your benefits provider that your purchase meets their requirements or have the proper documentation.
Yes. A product that has an FSA/HSA eligible designation will accrue Beauty Insider Points.
If you have filed for reimbursement for a purchase of an FSA/HSA eligible product, will need to partner with your benefits provider to determine if there are any special actions needed should you return that product.
Yes. A product that has an FSA/HSA designation is eligible for BOPIS/Same Day Delivery.
DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that the list of approved FSA and HSA items is maintained by the IRS and may change at any time. Relying on the FSA eligible highlight badge on Sephora.com is not a substitute for checking your plan documentation.
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If you have questions or concerns about FSA or HSA qualified expenses, ask your plan administrator for more information.