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Buying Online with Your MedBen FSA Debit Card


  02:37:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 225 words,  
Categories: News, Online Services, Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), Debit cards

Buying Online with Your MedBen FSA Debit Card

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Recent news that online retailer Amazon now allows consumers to use their flexible savings account (FSA) funds to buy medical items serves as a timely opportunity to remind FSA members that MedBen debit cards can be used to make online purchases in addition to buying from brick-and-mortar outlets. The FSA debit card can be used to purchase a variety of items, from blood pressure and glucose monitoring devices to contact lens solutions.

It should be emphasized that only medical items classified as qualifying expenses can be purchased using FSA funds, and that applies for both physical and online stores. FSA members can view a list of eligible expenses by visiting the “IRS-Eligible Expenses” page at

Equally important to note: Not every online medical supplier participates in the FSA debit card program, including some better-known companies. If you attempt to purchase items using your card, the transaction may be declined. So be sure to confirm that the website accepts FSA debit cards before you shop... those that do often sell eligible items on a dedicated FSA Store page.

If you have any questions about using your MedBen FSA debit card, please contact MedBen Customer Service at (800) 297-1829 or If you've received a card but haven't activated it, call the toll-free number on the card or activate it online using your member ID and zip code.

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