This morning at work we had a presentation on health care plan options. With rate increases, our company is making us switch plans or pay out-of-pocket. One of the options we are looking at is a high-deductible plan in combination with an HSA (Health Savings Account).
I’m young and healthy, so this option is particularly appealing to me. What’s more, I could use my Health Savings Account to buy glasses online! This is a huge step away from the paradigm of the insurer paying ridiculous prices to the eye doctor for glasses. My employer has agreed to contribute $500/year into my HSA, so for the first time ever, my glasses will cost me nothing out of pocket and the cost of eyeglasses will go towards my deductible! But I’ll still have the incentive to go with the most cost-effective route (thereby using less from my health savings account), so I’ll buy my glasses online with the HSA debit card.
So, if you have a health savings account, use it to buy glasses online! It is a qualifying expense (here is a list of qualifying expenses), so just save the receipt in your health expense file. Tax-free eyewear for under $100. Wow!
To my readers in other countries: do you have government assistance or private insurance available for the purchase of eyeglasses?
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