Saving on Vision: Automate Your Contact Costs with FSA/HSA Dollars
As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, FSA and HSA dollars are extremely flexible — and extremely practical! Although it’s important to consider big expenditures when you’re deciding what to budget, it’s just as (if not more) important to think about how your FSA dollars can help you save on the bare necessities.
With that in mind, here’s an easy way for the visually-challenged among us to save big on a basic cost.
Using FSA/HSA Dollars for Contact Subscriptions
First and foremost, there are several ways you can use your FSA/HSA dollars towards your vision costs, including doctor’s office co-pays, glasses, and contact lens solution, depending on your plan.
Contacts are also covered by most FSA/HSA plans, and are a really easy way to use those tax-advantaged dollars towards a predictable, essential cost. Of course, it’s entirely up to you how you want to buy those contacts — you can still use your FSA on one-off purchases. However, if you’re a frequent contact user, a subscription service (Hubble Contacts, for example) is a super easy way to make contact shopping a little cheaper, and way more convenient.
How do you use your FSA/HSA dollars to pay for contacts, you might ask? Simple! Just use your FSA/HSA debit card like you would any other card, and you should be good to go. In terms of reimbursement, it’s always important to know your company policy — but so long as you make sure to get a receipt, you should be good to go.
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