A FSA, or Flexible Spending Account, is an add-on to your health insurance plan that’s made for life’s little emergencies. It’s used to pay for copays or deductibles, but did you know that you can also use it towards a bunch of different items like sunscreen, acne treatments, or insoles?
The FSA deadline is fast-approaching and FSAStore is a destination that can help make sure you’re getting the most out of your funds before they’re gone. It aggregates all of the tiny, unassuming purchases that you make at drug stores and that can really add up. Use some of the money you’re already saving to put towards making you healthier and happier. The full list of FSA-eligible items can be found here.
I feel like I should get “Wear sunscreen” on my headstone, at this point. Sunscreen is a vital part of your everyday routine, and if you’re in the market for some quality sunscreen but don’t know where to start (outside of the corner store), there are a bunch at the FSA Store you should invest in. Any kind of sunscreen with an SPF above 15 is eligible.
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30, $12.49
- Coppertone Sport Continuous SPF 30 Spray Twin Pack, $19.99
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen Ultra-Light Fluid for Face, SPF 50, $33.50
Keeping your First Aid kit stocked is a constant challenge. This is your opportunity to get every kind of bandage or disinfectant imaginable (or just get a whole new kit). You can even get some of the more expensive, superfluous options when it comes to First Aid, like waterproof bandages, blister Band-Aids, liquid bandage spray, or Ace bandages.
- Johnson & Johnson Red Cross® All Purpose First Aid Kit, $18.99
- Simply Saline Wound Wash Sterile Solution Spray, $8.99
- Adventure Medical Kits Moleskin, $6
This isn’t just condoms and bunion guards (not feminine hygiene products, though, which is ... interesting). Think about things you use every day, like contact solution, shoe insoles, or reading glasses. Stock up on value sets or bundles and avoid having to make a last-minute run to the store if you’ve forgotten something.
- Clear Care No Rub Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution Value Pack, $23.99
- Plackers Grind-No-More Dental Night Protector, $13.99
- Dr. Scholl's Pain Relief Orthotics for Heavy Duty Support, $18.99
Fitness and Physical Therapy:
While the occasional exercise equipment is FSA-eligible, there are a lot of smaller fitness and wellness items you can easily add to your routine. Foam rollers and Kinesio tape are included, but also recovery options like Tens systems and acupressure mats.
- TheraBand Foot Roller, $9.99
- KT TAPE PRO, $18.99
- Essential Medical Supply Digital Tens Unit S2000, $74.99
Makeup and Skincare
If a makeup item has SPF15 (or more) in it, it’s covered by your FSA. This includes face makeup like tinted sunscreens, SPF lip care, and moisturizers. Don’t wear makeup? Skincare treatments like light therapy for acne, antioxidant serums with SPF.
- Avène Mineral High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50, $36
- Supergoop! Perk Up Lip and Cheek Treat SPF 40, $22
- Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Treatment Mask, $39.99
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