FSAstore.com Reminds Consumers -- You May Have a Grace Period to Spend 2012 FSA Funds

March 15th Grace Period Deadline for Many FSA Accounts is Approaching

Feb 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from FSAstore.com

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FSAstore.com, the only e-commerce site stocked exclusively with Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible products and services, reminds consumers covered by an FSA that they may have a grace period to use 2012 FSA funds. Many FSA programs offer a grace period ending on March 15. FSA holders should check in with their FSA administrators to confirm whether or not they have this deadline.

Each year consumers lose hundreds of millions of dollars because they do not use tax-free dollars available in their FSAs. Consumers can shop for thousands of health products and use qualified health care services with pre-tax dollars in employer-sponsored FSAs. If funds are not spent by the end of the plan period, they are forfeited.

"There are no eligibility guessing games on our site since we are exclusively stocked with FSA eligible products and services," said Jeremy Miller, FSAstore.com founder and president. "In addition to the clarity we bring to the table, we also offer an unparalleled level of convenience for consumers, especially around deadlines when they might not otherwise find the time to use their funds and avoid forfeiture."

Ways to use FSA funds before March 15:

  • Consider over-the-counter products you could use throughout the year that are FSA-eligible ranging from baby care items to contact lens care to shoe inserts.  
  • Be heart healthy and purchase blood pressure monitors and heart rate monitors.
  • Prepare an emergency first aid kit containing bandages, band-aids, gauze and more.
  • Gear up for spring and summer with FSA-eligible sunscreen.  
  • Planning for or expecting a baby? You can find everything from breast pumps to prenatal vitamins on our site.   

About FSAstore.com

FSAstore.com is the only one-stop-shop exclusively stocked with FSA eligible products - eliminating the guesswork behind what is reimbursable by an FSA. Consumers with flexible spending accounts can access thousands of high quality FSA eligible products, in addition to FSA eligible services, and much-needed information through the FSA Learning Center. FSAstore.com accepts all FSA and major credit cards, offers 24/7 customer service, one-to-two-day turnaround for all orders, and free shipping on orders $50+. There is no need to submit receipts for products purchased with an FSA card.

SOURCE FSAstore.com