FAQ #1: Can I use my flex dollars on sunglasses, readers or non-prescription eyewear?
Answer: It completely depends on how your plan is set up with your employer. Some companies cover readers, some plans include sunglasses with UV protection and some cover eyeglasses and sunglasses with a valid prescription. It is best to check with your employer to see what your plan covers.
InVision tip: You may be able to divide up your glasses payments between two years. If your plan covers a frame without prescription lenses, you could pay for the frame in 2017 and the lenses in 2018.
FAQ #2: How do I get reimbursed for my purchases?
Answer: Most companies issue their employees a “Benny” card that is pre-loaded with the annual FSA balance and works just like a Visa debit card.
If your FSA plan doesn’t include a debit card, InVision will provide an itemized statement that you can submit for reimbursement through your employer.
FAQ #3: When do my flex dollars run out?
Answer: For most plans, flex dollars must be used before your current healthcare coverage period ends (typically on December 31.) Some FSA plans may offer a grace period of up to 75 days.
InVision Tip: Don’t wait until the last minute to find your new glasses – the year-end crunch may leave you feeling rushed and unsure about your decision!
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