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Expenses not covered
Expenses that are not eligible for DCFSA reimbursement include:
  • The cost of food, clothing and education
  • The cost of transportation between your house and the place where day care services are provided, unless transportation is provided by your day care provider
  • Medical and dental expenses for you or your eligible dependents
  • Overnight camp expenses
  • Nursing home expenses
  • Any expenses you incur if your spouse is not employed, looking for work, disabled or a full-time student
  • Any day care expenses that you have also claimed under the federal child and day care tax credit
  • Care provided by the children's parent
Expenses that are eligible for reimbursement under the DCFSA are subject to IRS guidelines and may change from time to time. See the UnitedHealthcare website at for current detailed information regarding eligible DCFSA expenses or call customer service toll free at 800 387 7508. In addition, information is available online at or by calling the IRS at 800 TAX FORM (800 829 3676) and requesting Publication #503: Child and Day care Expenses.