Overlooked Eligible Health Care FSA Expenses

Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) associated with your health care plan? Don’t let those dollars go to waste!

But first, what is an FSA? Simply, it allows you to set aside pre-tax money into an account to help pay for certain eligible health services and products.

Your FSA covers a wide range of medical expenses, including travel, co-pays, and products you may use every day.  Here are just a few often-overlooked items and services you may not know are included as FSA eligible:

• Acupuncture
• Bandages
• Breast Pumps and Accessories
• Chiropractic Care
• Fertility Care
• Medical Monitors and Test Kits
• Mileage incurred for products or services (including bus, train, taxi or parking expenses)
• In Network Co-Pays
• Prenatal Vitamins
• Sunscreen SPF 15 +
• Sales Tax, Shipping and Handling Fees for eligible expenses
• Vaccines
• Vision Expenses

Reaching the end of the year with FSA dollars left over? Check your online pharmacy accounts (including Amazon!) to see if you have missed any purchases that may be eligible. Finally, use any remaining dollars toward items you may use in the future that have a long shelf life, including emergency medical kits for vehicles, hand sanitizer, nasal strips, or reading glasses.

Keep in mind that a FACT Membership includes discounts on Vision Care, Dental Care, Prescriptions and Hearing Aids. Coupled with an FSA, you will be well on your way to saving money on inevitable expenses. Learn more here.

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