An FSA (Flexible Spending Account) is a tax-free account that allows you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care or dependent care expenses. You choose an annual amount to contribute to your account, and your payroll deducts your salary contribution before calculating your taxes. Paying for eligible expenses with these pre-tax dollars saves money.
Did you know FSA dollars can be applied to orthodontic care? And if you so, here is a last minute reminder. Before it’s too late, now is the time to start thinking about allocating $$$ to your FSA account, for 2011. Not every employer offers FSA accounts. If you are unsure, call human resources and find out today.
At Coolsmiles, part of our commitment to current patients in treatment and new patients considering orthodontic care, is providing exceptional customer service. This includes ensuring you understand and apply for all the benefits to which you are entitled, both insurance and FSA.
Call us today in Medford at 631.289.0909 or 631.928.9800 in Port Jefferson to schedule a free consultation appointment if you would like to set aside funds for orthodontic care next year. If orthodontic treatment is indicated and you or your child is ready to start, we will provide you with the necessary information to take advantage of FSA tax free benefits for orthodontic care.
Year end deadlines are coming up soon for new patients and patients already under orthodontic care in our office. You must submit for the benefit each year. Each employer has a different final submission date. Do you know your company’s deadline date? If not, contact them to find out and we will help you get it done!