Want to maximize FSA spending all year long? A Healthcare Flexible Spending Account allows you to spend pre-tax dollars on eligible and unexpected medical expenses throughout the year. We are sharing tips on how you can maximize your FSA spending benefits and use them all year long.
January – Boost your Immunity.
Start the new year off right by boosting your immunity with all of your multi-vitamins and supplements. (Some items may require a prescription from your doctor)
February – Goodbye Cold!
If you get hit with a winter cold hop on over the FSA Store and pick-up some eligible cold, flu, and cough products. You can purchase items like cough drops, saline spray, and more. (Some items may require a prescription from your doctor)
March – Spring is on The Horizon.
Get prepped for those spring allergies by heading to the FSA Store and stocking up on all your non-medicated allergy products. If your doctor prescribes allergy medication those are eligible.
April – Family Fun in the Sun.
We all know you are just excited about spring break as the kiddos are. Be sure to stock up on Band-Aids and sunscreen for that family fun vacation. Because you never know when you may need them.
May – Grow Baby Grow.
Are you planning a family? Or are you a new mom? Your Healthcare FSA can cover eligible expenses like pregnancy tests, prenatal vitamins, midwife services, breast pumps and more.
June – Schools out for Summer.
Headed straight for the beach? Be sure to stock up on all your sunscreen and sunburn necessities. Because we all know that sun and heat sneak up quickly.
July – Hike the Tallest Mountain.
Are you an active outdoorsy person? Did you know you can use your FSA to purchase items for strained and fatigued muscles? Head to the FSA Store and check out a list of eligible items.
August – See Everything.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month be sure to head to your local eye doctor and receive your eye examination because your FSA can help cover eye exams, glasses, contacts, and more.
September – Get Prepped for the New School Year.
If you haven’t already done your yearly wellness exam or been updated on your vaccines, now is the time. With the school year right around the corner be sure to stay ahead of the game. Your FSA can cover co-payments for medical, dental, and vision.
October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Be sure to stay on top of your health by visiting your OBGYN and scheduling your annual visits. Be sure to get your mammogram! You can use your FSA to help pay for any eligible medical expenses.
November – Do you have a habit to kick?
November is a great time to kick a bad habit. We are heading towards the end of the year. Why not start now. Did you know you can use your FSA to help cover smoking deterrents and nicotine gum? Head to the FSA Store today and check out the available products.
December – End of year. End of Plan.
Most FSAs are a “use it or lose it” but some employers may have offered a $500 carryover or an extended period. Be sure to talk to your HR department to see what option your employer provides. Also, be sure to utilize any money left over. You can restock items you know you will need next year.