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Last minute run to use up my FSA

December 27th, 2011 at 01:57 pm

I have two doctor's app today.

One for vision and one for regular physical. I took my daughter to check her vision as well.

My vision got slightly worse, but still not at the level I need glasses. I still got a pair of sunglasses with prescribed lenses since it was within coverage. I only paid $25 ($10 copay to exam and $15 for lenses) for the exam and a pair of brand name sun glasses.

My daughter also got a new pair of glasses as her vision has changed. She picked more expensive frames and got special coating for lenses. The final price for the glasses and exam was $116.

I had $176.6 left to spend and the cost of vision exams and glasses were $141.2 that leaves me $35. I have a couple of receipt from Kaiser that should fulfill $35.

My $1,000 FSA fund is now fully utilized.

5 Responses to “Last minute run to use up my FSA”

  1. Amber Says:

    I just purchased 6 month of contacts, and still have $300 left. I think I will purchase another 6 months I can't get into the doctors office

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Ha, I was just doing the same thing today! Bought a pair of frames; I will do an eye exam after the first of the year so I can use next year's FSA for that portion. Paid a small dental bill that had been pending for a while, and heading down to CVS after work to pick up a $10 prescription. Oh, and submitted 2 months' worth of daycare receipts. That should finish me out for the year, once I fax in all the documentation.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Seems like folks have a hard time in general using up the FSA. It's hard to predict what you'll need. I used mine this year quite easily but I had a buttload of medical bills!

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    I am heading to the eye doctor on Thursday.....$15 co-pay and then ordering contacts....I want to finish my FSA too. Technically we have until 3/2012 but I feel like I need to use it before 2011 ends!

  5. Jerry Says:

    It's nice that FSA will cover optical, because many insurance plans don't lead to eyeglass/contact lens coverage. When we had FSA we would often use it for optical needs at the end of the year, if there was a balance.
    Jerry

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