Use It or Lose It: Use Remaining Flex-Spending Benefits for Eye Care
Here at International Opticians in Miami, we want to encourage you to take quick action and schedule an appointment for a vision exam before the end of the year. Why such urgency? Well, if you’ve been contributing all year long towards your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits, you must use them by December 31st before they are gone! Here is more information about using your benefits and what your flex account can be used for.
How Flex-Spending Accounts Work
When you signed up for insurance benefits with your employer, you might have received information concerning an optional supplemental policy called an FSA. Under these plans, a specific amount is deducted from each paycheck. These tax-free dollars are automatically deposited into a flex-spending account designed to help cover health-related expenses such as eyeglasses and vision exams that may not be covered by regular policies. Sounds great, right? Well, the only small catch is that there’s a use-it-or-lose addendum when it comes to using your benefits by the end of each year. This means that if you don't get busy using your hard-earned flexible spending account now, you face the possibility of losing those benefits entirely.
How You Can Spend FSA Benefits
One way you can use FSA accounts to cover deductibles and co-pays for doctor’s appointments, procedures, and medications. Another great way to use FSA benefits is during an eye care appointment with our optometrist in Miami. Typically, vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses are covered under the program—even glasses with designer frames! Every plan differs in what they will cover and can be used for, and our team at International Opticians can help confirm your benefits.
Contact Our Optometrist in Miami Today
Don’t wait another day to make your appointment with our optometrist in Miami at International Opticians. We’ll help you understand how you can spend your benefits before you start shopping, so call us at 305-854-6191 to schedule your visit before you lose those flex spending dollars.