It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Health Insurance - SSDI Issues Message Board

  • Questions about FSA

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 05-17-2019, 07:07 AM   #1
    Join Date: Sep 2018
    Posts: 7
    moira120 HB User
    Questions about FSA

    Can someone explain how a Flexible Spending Account works? The information I'm finding says that I have to pay up front and submit for reimbursement and hope the plan decides to reimburse. The information also isn't listing prescription medications as an eligible expense, only OTC with a prescription is listed as being reimbursed. Is it worth the paperwork headache? And will it cover the medications needed to treat a chronic illness?

    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 05-18-2019, 06:20 AM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Sep 2006
    Location: USA
    Posts: 13,199
    MSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB User
    Re: Questions about FSA

    I have never heard of an FSA covering prescription medicines. I also have a chronic illness and have incredible bills for scripts for my drugs and my FSA will not cover them; however, it does cover things like contact lenses, contact solutions, bandages and OTC drugs...

    I imagine that some insurance companies have different requirements but I really do not think FSA will cover your prescriptions... call your insurance company and ask; there might be exceptions.
    RRMS- dx 05

    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:40 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!