2020 has earned itself an endless list of superlatives, and if you're a flexible spending account (FSA) user, this year has likely been a continuing struggle to find ways to maximize your FSA dollars. FSAstore.com makes it easy to spend your remaining 2020 flex dollars with the largest selection of exclusively FSA-eligible products featuring more than 6,000 health and wellness items. Instead of a year-end rush, we want to help you spend your remaining funds responsibly so you can maximize your investment in your FSA.
Let's get started!
First Thing's First: Check Your Balance
Know how much you have left to spend and then develop a plan to get every last benefit from your flex dollars. Once you've made a trip through your benefits portal, start with the most important potential health expenses:
1. Book Doctor Appointments Now!
If you're overdue for a physical or check-up, your FSA covers co-payments and other medical services. With only a couple months left in the year, book now before appointments fill up. If an in-person visit to the doctor's office isn't an option, telehealth expenses are also FSA eligible and offer the added convenience of seeing your doctor from the comfort of your own home.
2. Elective Procedures and Health and Wellness Upgrades
If you have a major FSA surplus to work with, now may be the right time for that elective procedure you may have been putting off. LASIK surgery, specialist health services and more are covered by your FSA. Additionally, now may be the perfect time to invest in a new pair of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
3. Plan Ahead for Upcoming Life Events
If you're expecting a baby in the future: breastfeeding supplies, baby movement monitors and more are all covered by your FSA funds. Traveling? Pick up a travel first aid kit and some extra sunscreen. Plan ahead so you won't have to pay out-of-pocket for these health essentials.
Check all those boxes? There are thousands of eligible items that can help you spend your remaining FSA dollars. Let's start with what's new for 2020:
Dive into Newly Eligible Product Categories
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines like Advil, Benadryl and more, as well as feminine care products like tampons, pads, menstrual cups and more became fully eligible in 2020. Here are a few of our favorite staff picks:
Everyday Feminine Care
With technology that moves the way you move, find period care that can do the same. Playtex Sport Regular Tampons are a great choice for normal flow days.
Plan for the seasons ahead
From upping your virus preparedness to curbing cold and flu symptoms, put your excess FSA funds to work to help you bounce back quickly if you get sick.
The Sejoy Infrared Thermometer offers quick, and easy readings with no-contact operation. It'll even recall your past 10 readings.
Want to boost your everyday health and wellness management? Your FSA covers hundreds of diagnostic devices including blood pressure monitors, oximeters, nausea relief bands and more.
Save More, Give Back
Finally, if you're looking for health essentials and want your tax-free dollars to go a bit further, shop our private label line of health products called Caring Mill. With every sale of a Caring Mill product, a portion of the sales is donated to the Children's Health Fund, which is committed to providing healthcare to underserved youth populations across the U.S.
Find an ever-growing selection of everyday essentials for you and your family from thermometers to over-the-counter medicines, organic SPF lip balm, and more to support year-round wellness with the added satisfaction of avoiding FSA forfeiture and giving back to those who need it most.
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