For the first time in almost a decade, my husband and I are not both working as independent contractors. My husband took a full-time job and we were thrilled to enjoy the benefits of reliable health insurance and a 401(k).
One thing we didn’t know very much about was flexible spending accounts (FSAs) – employer-offered accounts where you put aside money tax-free to spend on qualified health care expenses. Being as naive as we were, we put aside a mere $250 for the year. Yeah, that cash was gone in a flash with a couple of prescription and specialist copays.
Clearly, we should have put significantly more money in the tax-free account. We didn’t realize that we could not only use it for traditional medical expenses, but could also use it for everyday health care items like glasses, contact lenses, over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies, pain relief, and even sunscreen!
In fact, many Americans don’t realize they have these accounts (or how much money is in them) and are left with FSA funds to burn before the end of the year. So, next year, we’ll be doing the most with our eligible savings by hitting FSAstore.com.
FSAstore.com is the largest online marketplace for guaranteed FSA-eligible products and an educational resource you can actually understand. The site’s mission is to help millions of flexible spending account holders manage and use their FSAs and save on more than 4,000 health items using tax-free health money. Plus, you can talk to certified FSA experts 24/7 in case you have questions!
Since everything on the site is guaranteed FSA-eligible, you only need to use your FSA debit card to pay without worrying about reimbursements. You get free shipping on orders over $50 and perks points for every dollar spent.
Now that we have three family members wearing glasses or contact lenses, those savings will go a long way. And you never know when you will need a walking aid, knee brace, thermometer, blood pressure monitor, or motion sickness band.
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