Use It or Lose It


Use It or Lose It

At Alamo Heights Pediatric Dentistry, we do all we can for little smiles in the most affordable and FLEX-ible ways possible! We understand that although our services are often covered by insurance, there are certain ones that are not. If you have an FSA, remember to use it!

What is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

A Flexible Spending Account, or FSA, is a tax-advantaged financial account that results in payroll savings. Do you have a one through your employer? Because if you do, guess what – you can use it pay for your or your kids’ dental treatments! However, there are a few things you need to know first.
First of all, you have to use it, or you lose it! 2020 is quickly coming to a close (and what a crazy year, right?) To make sure that you are able to use your flex dollars for the year, you must be invoiced for all of your treatments by December 31st. If you don’t, your flex spending dollars will be returned to your employer. Which, of course, no one wants. Call our office if you have any questions about your bill cycle or payment plan. Or, if you’re not sure how to use the FSA, we’ll be happy to help.

What Can an FSA Be Used For?

You may be wondering what exactly you can use your FSA dollars towards. And it’s pretty simple – almost all services at our practice! If your child is already a patient and due for a cleaning, that’s a perfect way to use your FSA account. You can use that to cover services like fluoride treatment or x-rays. Or if you have not done a recommended treatment, you don’t have wait until after the first of the year to get started. Not a patient of our office? That’s okay, you can still use your flex dollars towards your exam and cleaning.

Call Us Today!

Alamo Heights wants to make sure you get the most out of your FSA account and your insurance benefits! We are happy to help you review your dental coverage to make sure you are best using your dental coverage. Make an appointment online or give us a call today!