USW HRA Fund
Examples of Eligible Medical Expenses
Abortion – Medical expenses associated with a legal abortion.
Acne laser treatment – Expenses paid for acne treatment.
Acupuncture – Medical expenses paid for acupuncture. A physician's diagnosis letter
Adult diapers – Expenses paid for diapers.
Alcoholism and drug abuse – Medical expenses paid to a treatment center for alcohol or
drug abuse. This includes lodging provided by the center during treatment.
Alternative providers – Expenses paid to alternative providers for homeopathic or
holistic treatments or procedures are generally not covered unless to treat a specific
medical condition. Naturopathic procedures or treatments using natural agents such as
air, water or sunshine are generally not reimbursable. A physician's diagnosis letter is
Ambulance – Medical expenses paid for ambulance service.
Artificial limb – Medical expenses paid for an artificial limb.
Artificial teeth – See Medical aids.
Attendant – See Nursing services.
Autoette – See Wheelchair.
Automobile – See Car.
Back brace – Expenses paid for a back brace are reimbursable. A physician's diagnosis
letter is required.
Benefit maximum – Expenses denied by medical insurance as benefit maximum(s) have
Birth control pills and devices – Medical expenses paid for birth control pills, injections
Birthing tub – The cost of rental or purchase is reimbursable.
Blood pressure monitor – Expenses paid for the purchase of the monitor.
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Braille books and magazines – The amount by which the cost of Braille books and
magazines for use by a visually impaired person exceeds the price for regular books and
magazines is reimbursable.
Breast augmentation – Expenses related to breast augmentation (such as implants or
injections) are not reimbursable because the procedure is cosmetic in nature. However,