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September 2008

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Vitamins to Recover from Cancer

I am in the process of recovering from cancer. I am taking some vitamin supplements that assist in my recovery. Can I include the vitamin supplements as an expense eligible for reimbursement in my Section 105 medical plan? (O.W., Kansas City, Kans.)


Yes, supplements and over-the-counter drugs used to treat injuries and illness are eligible for reimbursement in the 105 plan.


Interestingly, the supplements are not deductible as a medical expense on the Form 1040.


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