Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)
When booking please book the "Massage Theapy FSA/HSA " session.
Bring your FlexCard (heath credit card) to pay for your next visit. If you don't have a one, you will need to pay and turn in your receipts for reimbursement.
Expenses must be medically necessary to qualify for reimbursement. Because some health care services and products, for example, massage therapy and weight loss programs, may be for both medical and non-medical reasons, Some administations may request that your doctor confirm that the expense is a recommended treatment and is a direct result of a specific, diagnosed medical condition.
Massage therapy can be a qualified medical expense, as long as a physician recommends it with a written prescription. The IRS ruling states "Medical care expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness."(IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.)
A few examples of illnesses that qualify include carpal tunnel syndrome, stress, back pain, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and pain management.
If you suffer from one of the above conditions (everyone knows life is STRESSFUL) , visit your . Let him or her know that you have an FSA or HSA and you'd like to use some of your funds toward massage for treatment or prevention of your condition.
Your physician will need to provide three pieces of information on a prescription:
1. Medical necessity: why you need massage therapy (example: to relieve back pain)
2. Frequency: number of sessions per month (example: minimum of two sessions per month)
3. Duration: length of treatment (example: 12 months)
Once you've obtained the prescription, file it away in case you are ever asked to back up the expense.
A flexible savings account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), you can save money- tax-free-from each paycheck and use the funds toward your therapeutic massages. It's important to make the most of the funds you have already allocated-especially in the case of FSAs, which give the funds back to your employer if the dollars aren't used by the end of the calendar year.
Massage therapy is qualified when authorized by a physician confirming that massage therapy is prescribed as treatment of a specific medical condition. The physician should also include the frequency and duration of the therapy. Please retain the prescription or other order with your tax records. https://member.aetna.com/member/hsa_healthcare_expenses_table.html#M