FLEXIBLE SPENDING AND HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
Are you wondering whether you can use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) dollars to buy prescription Safety eyeglasses and and prescription safety sunglasses? Prescription ANSI rated frames? and non RX safety ANSI rated glasses? Weather you have vision insurance or not, this money can, in fact, be used for prescription eyewear and Non rx safety glasses.
Your FSA or HSA typically covers expenses like prescription drugs, doctor visits and, yes, prescription eyewear, too! Below you’ll find a list of items at Safetygearpro.com that are typically covered by FSA and HSA accounts:
- Eyeglasses with or without lenses (this include non RX safety eye glasses and ANSI rated frames)
- Prescription Safety Eyeglasses
- Prescription Sunglasses
Yes, they do. You must use your FSA dollars during the same “coverage period” (i.e. calendar year) that the money was put aside. That “coverage period” is defined as one calendar year (ending on Dec. 31st). (There are some plans that offer a grace period that will allow you to use your remaining FSA dollars until March 15 of the following year.) Once your coverage period expires, however, all unused FSA funds will be lost.
HSA dollars, on the other hand, never expire; they will remain in your account until you decide to use them. Even if you do not use all of your HSA funds in a given year, that unspent money will simply roll over into your account for the next year.
• If you have an FSA or HSA debit card, you simply enter that card’s information at check-out, just as you would with a normal credit card.
• If you do not have an FSA or HSA debit card, you must make your purchase using another credit card and be reimbursed directly from your FSA or HSA provider. Reimbursement forms, along with itemized receipts and invoices, are usually required by FSA or HSA providers. An invoice/receipt will emailed to you at the time of purchase.