Q.- Can a participant in a health care flexible spending account plan be reimbursed for the cost of traveling to a doctor’s appointment?
A.- Yes, if the appointment is a medical expense eligible to be reimbursed through the health FSA, and if the participant provides proper documentation for the travel. Proper documentation would include a receipt for a cab ride or a map showing the mileage traveled by car from the participant’s home to the appointment. Just providing a summary of the mileage would not be sufficient documentation for payment. Reimbursement will be paid at the IRS approved travel rate.