Flex Spending Account and allergy relief

Coughing, sniffling, sneezing, and itching eyes. When you experience these symptoms, you know allergy season is here.

The 2013 allergy season is looking slightly more severe based on recent news reports. Predictions forecast a longer season for allergy sufferers to deal with.

According to WebMD*:

- One in five Americans suffer from allergy or asthma symptoms.

- Allergies cost the U.S. health care system and businesses about $7.9 billion a year, as one estimate suggests.*

- Global warming could be a contributing factor to a longer ragweed pollen season, which has increased by four weeks in the past 10-15 years.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell your allergy symptoms apart from a cold

Flex Spending Allergy Relief

Luckily, there are ways to alleviate allergy symptoms with your FSA. FSA-eligible allergy and immunology procedures at the allergist office such as allergy tests are an FSA eligible expense.

As far as eligible products go, you have a few options. A number of allergy relief products are eligible without a prescription, whereas others require a prescription to be reimbursed under your flex spending account. Check them out at FSAstore.com!

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