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Are dental implants covered by an FSA?
AnsweredAnonymous asked 1 week ago

Dental implants that a dentist inserts as replacements for missing teeth, or to act as a foundation for missing teeth, are covered by an FSA.

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Are air purifiers eligible for FSA reimbursement?
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An air purifier is eligible for FSA reimbursement only if you are using it to relieve or alleviate a specific medical condition and you would not otherwise have purchased it. If you are using an air purifier to clean the air as an aid to maintaining general good health, or if you already had the air purifier before developing a medical condition, it does not qualify for reimbursement.

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Can a chiropractor write a letter of medical necessity for massage therapy?
AnsweredAnonymous asked 1 week ago

Massage therapy may be eligible with a letter of medical necessity from a prescribing physician. However, you should always check eligibility with your FSA Third Party Administrator, as some plans may limit the types of expenses that are eligible or may require additional documentation to approve the expense

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Are prenatal vitamins eligible without a prescription?
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Yes. Prenatal vitamins are covered by your FSA without a prescription. Shop for prenatal vitamins directly at FSAstore.com!

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Are orthodonics covered with FSA?
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Orthodontic expenses, including costs associated with preliminary screenings, braces installation/removal and regular checkups, are eligible for reimbursement through a flexible spending account. Additionally, orthodontic wax is an eligible over-the-counter product that does not require a prescription for reimbursement with an FSA.

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What is a Flexible Spending Account?

What is a Flexible Spending Account?

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA), sometimes also referred to as a Flex Spending Account, a Flex Savings Account, or a Flexible Spending Arrangement, is an employer-sponsored benefit plan addon that lets you set aside pretax money from your paycheck to spend on health care expenses not covered by your insurance policy.

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What is the FSA Grace Period?

What is the FSA Grace Period?

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans are set to expire each year on a specific deadline. Many FSA participants have plans that end on December 31. In 2005, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice allowing employers to provide employees an optional extension of FSA coverage – this is known as a grace period.

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Job Changes and Your FSA

Job Changes and Your FSA

In the working world, most employees know that Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) function on a year-to-year basis and funds are subject to a “Use it or Lose it” rule where their remaining money will be forfeited at the end of the plan year (unless your employer agrees to a deadline extension such a grace period or carryover).

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Budgeting an FSA

Budgeting an FSA

Before you sign up for a Flexible Spending Account during open enrollment, think about your health care needs. Perhaps you’ve been considering LASIK, need a dental cleaning, or want refills for medications on a recurring basis. An FSA comes in handy because it can be applied to various medical expenses.

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Can I Make Mid-Year Changes to My FSA?

Can I Make Mid-Year Changes to My FSA?

When you sign up for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you must stick to a specific budget, or contribution per year. It’s important that you think carefully about that contribution amount by taking into account expenses for medical visits, routine dental and eye care, and over-the-counter products you need.

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