Do you have a flexible spending account (FSA), or health savings account (HSA) with your health insurance plan? If you do, you are likely not reaping the most benefit from it. Many people don’t even realize what all they can use their FSA to pay for. One way to save money in 2017 is to make the most of your FSA, and never pay out of pocket unnecessarily again.
Exams: routine medical, dental, vision, hearing, x-rays, blood work, diabetes, visit co-pays
Treatments: acupuncture, chiropractic, fertility, therapy, smoking cessation
Monitors: blood pressure, glucose, breast pumps, fertility, body scans
Classes: breastfeeding, childbirth
Testing kits: pregnancy, cholesterol, diabetic supplies
General: condoms, contact lenses/eye glasses, dentures, hearing aids, walking aids, sunscreen, first aid kits, prescription drugs, immunizations
There are other items and services that can be covered by a FSA, but these vary by plan and many require a Doctor’s prescription. Check with your health insurance plan about the specifics for using a FSA to maximize your benefits.