Stick to New Year's Resolutions with your FSA!
If you have a flexible spending account (FSA), you set aside money from your paycheck to support the health and wellness of you and your loved ones. Did you know you could make that big goal you've set for yourself in 2016 with help of your FSA? Most people who embrace New Year's Resolutions are notorious for starting off with such high hopes, sticking to their plan for a few weeks and then falling into those old habits once again. But, a lot of people do succeed at sticking to their goals for the year.
This year, instead of thinking of your resolution as a goal that's just out of reach, think of it as an investment in yourself!
Here are a few of the most common New Year's resolutions with your FSA can help you get there:
Lose Weight and Get Fit
Making a commitment to physical fitness is a major undertaking, and you're more likely to stick to your goal if you have some type of financial investment pushing you along. Signing up for a gym membership is a great place to start, but think about making a few purchases that can improve your comfort level like active wear, heart rate monitors and more. Also, make sure that you can stick to your regimen and handle any pain issues along the way with athletic treatments and elastic bandages to treat most injuries that arise from overexertion.
Shop For: Elastics/Athletic Treatments
Commit to Travel More
Is it time to finally indulge your wanderlust? If you have the vacation time and the budget to travel and see more of the world in 2016, there are a wealth of FSA eligible items that can help you fly or drive more comfortably. Eye masks, neck support pillows, over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers for minor aches and pains and cushioned insoles are smart buys that will help you wherever you're headed.
Shop For: FSA Eligible Travel Essentials
Learn to De-Stress
No matter the source of your stress, if it is allowed to reach chronic levels, it could develop into lasting health problems over time, including cardiovascular disease, obesity/eating disorders, skin/hair problems and much more. Stress is a part of life, but it's how you handle it that counts the most. If your resolution for 2016 is to de-stress, your FSA can cover a wide range of potential aids that can help you slow down, rest and refresh whenever you're feeling stressed.
Shop For: Comfort Bundle
There's no better time to quit smoking than in the dead of January. With indoor smoking bans nearly ubiquitous across the U.S. and frigid temperatures becoming the norm, it's much easier to kick the habit when you're warm and toasty indoors - and laughing at those filthy smokers outside! An FSA can cover a huge range of smoking cessation products, including nicotine replacement therapy (gum, inhalers, patches) as well as prescription products.
Shop For: Smoking Deterrents
Use your FSA Throughout the Year
Think about ways to apply your FSA account to different healthcare expenses. Whether you have an annual eye exam, a physical, a visit to the dentist's office or need to schedule an appointment with another healthcare provider, you can apply your FSA. Or, maybe you need specific products like contact lenses, hot/cold therapy packs or a breast pump, if you're expecting. Check out the FSA Eligibility List to learn about other covered expenses.
This year, make your New Year's resolution your newest success story with help from FSAstore.com! We have the web's largest selection of FSA eligible products to support the health and wellness of you and your loved ones.