Our Optometrist Would Like to Remind You to Use Your Vision Insurance Benefits Before the Year Ends
It’s getting to that time of year when you need to start thinking about what you are going to do about your remaining end of year benefits from your job. These benefits are usually in the form of a flexible spending account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA). You choose how much you want to be put into your benefits account at the beginning of each year. Most employers advance it to you on a debit card, and you pay it back through payroll deductions the rest of the year; some employers still use a reimbursement method, but the debit card is the most common way of accessing these benefits in our modern era.
Our Aushburn Optometry Team Can Help Explain Your Vision Insurance and FSA/HSA Benefits
You can use your benefits to pay for all kinds of things your regular health insurance doesn’t pay for, though the benefits can’t be used for everything. Your employer will provide you with a list of approved expenses. Included in the approved expenses with most employers are eye care and vision services. The services that are covered are usually such things as:
Just about anything you need for your eyes can be covered by most vision insurances as well as FSA and HSA benefits.
Why You Need to Need to Use Your Remaining FSA/HSA Benefits or Vision Insurance Benefits Now
You have to use these benefits by the end of each year, or you will lose them. They don’t roll over. If you don’t spend them all before the end of the year, you have to start over again with a new set of benefits next year. Since you’ve already paid for them with payroll deductions, you may as well use them. Most eye doctors accept FSA and HSA benefits. Talk to your eye doctor about the optometry services your benefits cover and how you can maximize those benefits before the end of the year.
What to Do Next for the Communities of Ashburn, Broadlands, Waxpool, Sterling, Brambleton, and Landsdowne
Contact our optometrist to schedule your initial evaluation and exam. Our optometry team is looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Optics&EYECARE family. To better serve you and your family, we accept patients from the surrounding communities of Ashburn, Broadlands, Waxpool, Sterling, Brambleton, and Landsdowne.