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Flexible Spending Accounts can be used to pay for massage therapy
David W. Turner reminds that Flexible Spending Account (FSA) may be used to pay for massage therapy or other medical services.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are voluntary, account-based plans used by millions of Americans to manage their health care needs. FSAs enable working Americans and their families to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses, such as co-pays for prescription drugs, vision and dental expenses, office visits and medical supplies, with pre-tax dollars.
The money in Flexible Spending Accounts can be used to pay for out-of-pocket health costs a person, his/her spouse, and any eligible dependents including elderly parents or adult children up to age 26.
For more information about Flexible Spending Accounts and their coverage of massage therapy or other medical services please visit http://savesmartspendhealthy.com/
David Turner explains, “First, check with your FSA administrator to confirm if massage services are covered. If they are, then confirm what documentation is needed for your file. This usually takes the form of a note from your primary care provider – usually a doctor or chiropractor – indicating that massage is necessary, and why. Many treatments, like massage therapy can be used for both medical and non-medical (cosmetic) reasons. Because IRS regulations state that Flexible Spending Accounts may only be used for medical costs, your doctor needs to verify that these treatments will treat a disease or illness.”
David Turner is a licensed massage therapist of the state North Carolina and owner of Healing Touch Charlotte, Inc. massage center that provides classic techniques of massage, as well as alternative methods such as Myofascial Release or Reiki.
For more information about Healing Touch Charlotte massage services please visit web site http://www.healingtouchcharlotte.com or call 704 996 1460.