2017 is quickly winding down and we will soon be welcoming the New Year. As a courtesy to all our patients, this is a reminder to review your Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account (FSA or FLEX) balances to make sure you don’t lose any of your benefits socked away this year. Fall is also the time of year when companies offering programs have open enrollment where employees can apply for their benefits in 2018.
If you are funding your FSA for 2018, to save you time, the limit for next year’s allocation is $2650. We will not bore you with the details but if you would like more information on eligibility, visit the FSA Store website. According to the IRS, FSA plans can only be sponsored by employers and eligibility rules are set by each plan so it is important to check with them to determine the final filling dates for your plan, if available at your place of work.
With that being said, should you anticipate that you or someone in the family will need orthodontics in 2018, why not give yourself or another loved one the treasured gift of straight teeth and a gorgeous smile? Now that is definitely a gift that is personal and can last a lifetime.
Here at the orthodontic office of John A. Gerling DDS MSD with offices in McAllen TX, we offer the highest level of orthodontic treatment options and technology available today, including Invisalign, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary smile exam to determine your personalized orthodontic needs and fees association for submission in 2018. Get that beautiful smile for yourself or someone you love. Time is running out so… Don’t forget to FLEX!