Can you have LASIK eye surgery with your (FSA) Flexible Spending Account?
The United States government has approved the use of flex spending accounts for both traditional LASIK and the new wavefront enhanced CustomLASIK. You can now use tax-free Flex Spending Accounts to get reimbursed for eligible medical expenses. Flex Spending Accounts allow you to use pretax income on medical expenses including deductibles co-payments and medical expenses not normally covered by medical insurance like contact lenses, refractive surgery, even aspirin.
LASIK, PRK, clear lens exchange with IOL, and ICLs are elective procedures that are covered by Flex Spending Accounts. Call us and consult with our laser vision coordinator to discuss how your Flex Spending Account can reduce the total cost of a LASIK eye surgery in Denver. If you are interested in using Flex Spending for LASIK with Denver Eye Surgeons we encourage you to come in for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for the surgery.
Enrollment periods may differ from company to company. For details on how to get set up with the accounts discuss the matter with your human resource director or review your employee benefits handbook.
Flex Spending Accounts Today!
Recent data in various major publications suggests that Flexible Spending Accounts are one of the most versatile yet underutilized benefits offered to employees. Around 90 percent of US employees work for companies who offer a Flexible Spending Account to help lower healthcare costs. If you are not taking advantage of these benefits offered by your company and you would like LASIK eye surgery then now might be a good time to review this program.
For more information about using your Flex Spending Account with Denver Eye Surgeons Medical Center or to determine whether or not you are a candidate for the surgery please call us directly at 303.273.8731. For Flex Spending LASIK, call today!
How Does Flex Spending Work?
Tips for Using Flex Spending with LASIK in Denver
During the first part of the plan year, which typically starts in January or June, your employer should request a meeting to discuss the possibilities of developing a Flex Spending Account (FSA). The employer will ask you how much money you would like to contribute for the year. There are usually only limited enrollments periods, so make sure to pro-actively ask your employer when these periods occur.
The amount that you determine for submission will be subtracted from your routine payroll check in equal installments. When you start to build up medical bills from elements that are not covered by health insurance you will have the opportunity to use this FSA. You will need to discuss the payment criteria with your medical providers as well. Not every medical provider will be able to offer or accept this type of Flexible Spending Account for LASIK, so make sure to inquire about this option prior to the surgery. Denver Eye Surgeons does accept Flex Spending Accounts (FSA).