With 2023 just around the corner, it’s a great time to check in on your FSA dollars to ensure you use them before they expire at the end of the year. FSA funds can be used for a variety of medical and health related products and services, including Calibrate. Read on to learn more about how you can use your FSA with Calibrate.
What is an FSA?
A flexible spending account—commonly known as FSA—is an employer-provided account where employees contribute pre-tax dollars for authorized out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. The employee determines the amount they want to contribute, and then funds are deducted from their paycheck throughout the year. FSA dollars typically expire at the end of the calendar year, so it’s important to check if you need to use them before 12/31 to take advantage of tax savings (some employers have extended the use of FSA dollars due to the pandemic).
Is an FSA the same as an HSA?
A health savings account—commonly known as HSA—is different from a flexible spending account. A health savings account is a way you can pay for healthcare expenses by setting aside funds for long-term savings. One great thing about HSA funds is that they roll over into the next year if you don’t use them all. HSAs are usually associated with high-deductible plans.
Can I use my FSA funds to pay for Calibrate?
Yes! You can use FSA funds to pay for your Calibrate Metabolic Reset if you choose the "billed once" option ($1,749) and purchase the program with your FSA card, paying for the whole year upfront. If you do not have the full balance on your FSA card to cover your Metabolic Reset, our team can provide you with a superbill, or itemized receipt, to submit for reimbursement. While this post is focused on FSA funds, it’s important to note that you can also use an HSA toward Calibrate.
A few things to keep in mind before using your FSA funds:
To pay for your Metabolic Reset using FSA funds, you’d be required to select the “billed once” option ($1749). You can choose to split your payment between two cards if you don't have the full program cost on your HSA or FSA card. We are happy to provide a super bill or itemized receipt if necessary.
Can I use my FSA for the medications Calibrate Doctors prescribe?
You can use your FSA funds to cover co-pays for your Metabolic Reset prescriptions. The doctor-prescribed GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s) required for the Metabolic Reset are covered by the majority of commercial insurance plans, at up to $25 a month, after you reach your deductible. While we can’t say for sure what your insurance plan will cover up front, our experienced team is able to help navigate medication and lab coverage at $25 a month for the majority of our members.