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Anyone have creative ways to use an FSA? No kids and good health but expected an expense that might not happen

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Menstruation products are also covered.

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Prescription sunglasses, blue blocker glasses. If teeth are not completely straight, try Smile Direct Club.

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Side bar - If you’re young, healthy and single I wouldn’t even recommend having an FSA. If your company offered an HSA it makes sense to use that.

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One big pro of HSA is that it rolls over year to year

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Botox or facials at health clinic done by clinician. Try hydrofacial and derma plane

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Cosmetic isn't covered. If you get Botox for migraines, yes. But even dermaplaning at a Derm isn't covered unless the Dr. says there is a medical need.

LASIK, stock up on OTC items at the pharmacy, i think some genetic testing might be covered... here is a list. https://fsastore.com/FSA-Eligibility-List.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_id=go_cmp-11100084231_adg-110534402399_ad-472630764177_kwd-677775748799_dev-m_ext-50248598056_prd-_sig-Cj0KCQiA7YyCBhD_ARIsALkj54p0Yu7baZxAkSUok35nzl_CVswV8jvtEYrIUJ2k75dl4wUavoZbYk0aAjTtEALw_wcB&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7YyCBhD_ARIsALkj54p0Yu7baZxAkSUok35nzl_CVswV8jvtEYrIUJ2k75dl4wUavoZbYk0aAjTtEALw_wcB

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First aid kits and first aid supplies are always a good way to prep for an emergency using FSA funds. If you get an emergency kit that has first aid supplies in addition to other essentials (blankets, firestarter, etc.), that's never a bad thing to keep in the car. COVID legislation made a number of OTCs available to purchase with FSA funds, so allergy meds, anti-inflammatoires/pain relievers, and indigestion treatments are potential uses. A heating pad or ice pack are always useful, as are knee, wrist, and ankle braces. If you wear contacts, contact solution is also FSA eligible. Lastly, and likely the best use of FSA funds, is for sunscreen (unless you live under a rock). It was good advice in the 90's - it's still good advice today!

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SPF 30+ sunscreen is covered. I use FSA to buy NARS tinted moisturizer SPF 35.

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Look into OTC. Eye drops, advil. If you're female tampons and such are covered. If you're trying to lose significant weight, might even be able to get exercise equipment covered. Can you fill and prescriptions early? And dental work you have been putting off?

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Maybe something like teeth whitening? Check what types of cosmetic things are eligible.

Cosmetic usually isn't covered unless medically necessary.

Zenni.com online prescription glasses and sunnies! You can virtually try on. They've become my fashion accessory. Get your script from your eye medical professional. Have fun!

I’m pretty sure you can roll over up to $500 to the next year.

And i think it may also can be neither. But i have the grace period (up until March 15 to spend and March 30 to reimburse)

I used mine for invisalign and teeth bleach I bought from the dentist :)

I used mine for Byte! Best decision I ever made outside of just investing the money

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