How a Flex Spending Account Can Help Your Family
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Health care coverage is a heavily debated topic. Many consumers worry about the cost of care and what options are accessible to them. One option that over 30 million Americans participate in is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Through this employer-sponsored benefit plan, you set aside pre-tax dollars on qualified health expenses including medical products and supplies, and visits to health care providers.
You can sign up for an FSA during a yearly open enrollment period through your employer (if FSAs are offered). You should calculate your estimated flex spending eligible expenses for the year before signing up. New plans starting in 2013 have a maximum contribution of $2,500 per person.
Did you know that?
Each year, Americans lose hundreds of millions of dollars by not using their flexible spending account funds by specific deadlines. Many plan years end on December 31, but some plans have grace periods that extend coverage up to 2 ½ months. March 15 is a major upcoming FSA deadline.
If you’re relatively new to FSAs, you might be wondering what you can spend your FSA on…
Popular FSA-eligible products include sunscreen, breast pumps, blood pressure monitors, contact lens care and hot-and-cold packs.
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