Financing and Flex Spending Options

FLEX SPENDING
Eye Care Flex Spending Accounts Florida

FLEX SPENDINGThe US government has approved the use of flex spending accounts for both traditional LASIK and the new wavefront guided Custom LASIK. 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 is now one of these elective procedures that is 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 Florida. If you are interested in using Flex Spending for LASIK with Palmer Eye Center we encourage you to come in for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for the surgery.

Did You Know?

You can protect yourself from those unexpected health care expenses not covered by your health plan.

Feel free to call our office and consult with our staff regarding Flex Spending accounts. Ask your employer about a Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). These accounts allow you to proactively set aside your own pre-tax dollars to cover eligible expenses that may not be covered by your health plan.

If you have a Health Care FSA, your entire annual contribution amount is available to you at the beginning of the plan year. The amount in a Dependent Care FSA is available at any time during the year, and is equal to the related payroll deductions you have made to date, less reimbursements that have already been made to you during the year.

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.

People in Florida have recently become excited about flexible spending accounts. Flexible Spending Accounts have recently received a nice boost in Florida with the passage of a bill aiming to give more access to affordable health care coverage. This would happen by allowing health insurance brokers to offer plans not subject to state benefit strictures. This couldn't come at a better time as statistics show over 3.8 million Floridians are without health insurance.

The new program called “Cover Florida” has many choices for anyone who has been without insurance for at least six months. Those who have lost their jobs are given faster approvals. Flexible Spending Accounts may be the answer to a great many people's health insurance prayers.