For patients suffering from chronic back pain, the thought of getting relief through minimally invasive spine surgery may be trumped by questions and concerns regarding insurance coverage and how to pay for their deductibles or co-pays. While each individual insurance plan varies, those with coverage that includes a flexible spending account, or FSA, may be able to use it to cover some, most or even all of their costs.
What is a flex a spending account? As part of their medical insurance package, some employers offer their workforce the option of having a designated amount of pre-tax dollars to use in order to minimize out-of-pocket costs for medical care.
Depending on your plan, there may be some restrictions as to what the flex account can be used for, but generally, they’re used for co-payments, deductibles and other health care costs. One thing that is usually true of all flexible spending accounts is that the amount designated for use must be exhausted by the end of the year or the balance is lost. This is a great time to think about your health and commit to any procedures you’ve been putting off.
FSAs can help you pay for medical expenses such as minimally invasive spine surgery. Whether you’ve been suffering from neck or back pain or orthopedic ailments such as hand and foot pain, flexible spending accounts are there to help cover your medical treatment costs.
Your flexible spending account dollars could help you enjoy day-to-day activities without the burden of back or joint pain, so why not take advantage before you lose that benefit amount? Call MISI today at 855-466-6741 to set up your appointment and find out how you can get back to enjoying life with minimally invasive spine surgery.