What is a Flex Spend Account?


A Flexible Spending Account (FSA), also called a flex plan or reimbursement account, is an employer-sponsored benefit that allows you to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis.


If you expect to incur medical expenses that won’t be reimbursed by your regular health insurance plan (including eye care, glasses, and contact lenses), you should be taking advantage of your employer’s FSA if one is offered, since it can save you money by reducing your income taxes.  Talk to the Human Resources Manager at your office to see if your company offers an FSA.


Any expense that is considered a deductible medical expense by the Internal Revenue Service and is not reimbursed through your insurance can be reimbursed through the Flexible Spending Account.  This includes fees paid for eye exams, contact lenses, and eyeglasses.  


Flex Spend at Frontier Eye Care


You can use your flex spending dollars (tax free) at Frontier Eye Care.  Depending on how your FSA is set up with your employer, you can either pay at the time of your visit (and get reimbursed by your account later), or use a flex spending card if you have one.  We accept FSA cards at Frontier Eye Care, and will be happy to give you a detailed, itemized receipt to show diagnosis and treatment codes for your tax records.


If you would like to discuss flex spending and other payment options or to schedule an examination, call 307-472-2020.