Lactation Equipment Qualifies as Medical Expense
Health Care Reform
The IRS has concluded that breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are medical care under the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, expenses paid for breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are now reimbursable medical expenses under Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
IRS Publication 502, “Medical and Dental Expenses”, will be revised to include this information.