The year is almost over, which means time is running out to use the eye care money in your company's flexible spending account (FSA). You can use these funds for a variety of eye doctor’s services, but you need to make an appointment before December 31. Learn more about the benefits of using your FSA money for yourself and your family.
FSA Eye Care Guide
What Are FSA Eye Care Benefits?
If your employer provides you with an FSA as part of your benefits package, you can use it for a variety of personal health care-related expenses. Eligible services include routine eye care like an eye exam or a pair of new prescription glasses. You may even be able to use it for dependents you claim on your taxes, like your children or spouse. Many FSAs allow you to extend the benefits to adult kids under 26 years of age.
The funds are offered annually, which means you have to use them before the end of the year. According to IRS tax laws, employers cannot return unspent money to the employee. In short, if you do not use your FSA benefits, they will disappear.
How Can I Claim My Benefits?
As a company employee, you earned your FSA benefits. Take advantage of them now by calling your eye doctor. They can get you in for an exam before year’s end so you can ensure your vision is in top shape. If your teenagers need a new prescription for contacts or you are ready to buy your dream pair of glasses, call now so you do not miss out.
FSA benefits can provide you with the exams and glasses you need, but it is important to schedule an appointment before the end of the year. Thankfully, Wing Eyecare offers multiple locations around the Cincinnati, OH, area so you can get what you need before your holiday vacation. Make an appointment at the eye care center nearest you by calling (888) 274-9464. To browse their locations and services, visit their website.