FSA Store Supports Making Strides

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness month. To support the cause, our FSAstore.com team enjoyed participating in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5-mile walk in Central Park again this weekend. We enjoyed it last year, too.

Each year, millions of Americans join the walk to honor those touched by cancer- whether it's survivors, knowing someone who's fighting the disease, or commemorating loved ones.

How can you reduce your risk of breast cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, "When breast cancer is found early, it can be easier to treat. If you are 40 or older, get a mammogram and breast exam every year and report any breast changes to your doctor right away."

It adds, "Sign up for our breast cancer screening reminder and we’ll remind you to receive your screening; recommended screenings are based on our latest early detection guidelines."

Did you know your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can help, as well? You can use your FSA in a few ways to monitor the risk of cancer. You can get a mammogram and breast exam and use your FSA toward the cost. You might also be able to use an FSA for a surgery. TheIRSlists how you can apply an FSA.

Check out theEligibility List for additional details on what’s covered.

The American Cancer Society recommends a few other ways to reduce the risk, including maintaining a healthy weight, staying active throughout the week, and limiting alcohol intake.

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