3 Surprising Expenses that can be Covered by your FSA Dollars

Vaccinations

As flu season is still among us, you’ll be happy to know that flu shots can be covered by your FSA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months should get a flu shot each year.

Cholesterol testing

More than 102 million American adults (classified at 20 years or older) have higher than healthy cholesterol levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels that put them at high risk for heart disease. High cholesterol often doesn’t have any symptoms so many people aren’t aware of their high cholesterol levels.

That being said, the American Heart Association recommends that adults 20 years or older have their cholesterol levels checked every four to six years. This can be done by a simple blood test. It’s important to be mindful of your cholesterol levels as high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

Allergy testing

Did you know that allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States? Are you one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies each year? Allergens can be inhaled, ingested, or triggered through physical contact. The most common types of allergens include: drug (medicine), food, insects (bee, mosquito, dust mite), and latex.

Allergies generally cannot be prevented, but allergic reactions can be. If you are suffering from allergies, make an appointment with your doctor to determine the steps that should be taken to help relieve your allergy symptoms.

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