FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS & HOW TO USE THEM

Flexible spending accounts or and FSA is a great way to pay for LASIK surgery. FSA is an employee benefit program that lets you put money away, on a pre-tax basis, for certain health care and dependent care expenses. This is a great way to save money on medicle expenditures throughout the year. Employees benefit by not having to pay income or social security taxes on the money set aside in their FSA. Employees can see savings on average from between 10 and 35%. Any money left in the FSA by years end will be forfeited to the business. The money in a FSA account can be used for eligible health care and dependent care expenses incurred by you, your spouse and your dependents. FSA accounts are exempt from federal taxes, Social Security (FICA) taxes and, in most cases, state income taxes. That means YOU keep MORE of your MONEY. Around 90 percent of US employees work for companies who offer a Flexible Spending Account to help lower healthcare costs. LASIK eye surgery is a great way to take advantage of these benefits offered by your employer.

Call our office and setup your free exam.  We will discuss the most effective way to use your flex spending account or health savings account to pay for your LASIK.  Remember that 20-30% of people who want LASIK cannot have it done for medical reasons. Before you set aside money for LASIK you should go in for the free exam to check that you are a good candidate. To use FSA you should ask the practice for a receipt of your FSA expense for the LASIK procedure and submit it to your FSA administrator for reimbursement. If your company provides you with a medical debit/charge card attached to your FSA, you can use this card to pay for your FSA approved LASIK eye surgery.

LASIK is an amazing surgery that can change your life for the better.  There are so many great options that make it very affordable.  Give us a call and we will help you figure out what will be best for you!