Flexible Spending Account Products for Back to School

It’s almost time for kids to pack their backpacks and head to school. Back-to-school time can be a little hectic. In the midst of shopping for clothes and school supplies it’s also important to consider kids’ health needs.

Make sure kids get enough rest and balanced nutrition to boost their immune systems. They should be getting healthy doses of fruit and vegetables and keeping hydrated throughout the day, while sports elevate energy levels and improve concentration.

A healthy diet combined with exercise are therefore a must, but your flexible spending account plays a role as well. With a flexible spending account (FSA), you can schedule a visit with a family doctor or pediatrician for a physical before school even starts. Many sports teams require that kids get a yearly physical. Schools often require that vaccinations are kept updated, so be sure to check in with a medical provider and use the FSA towards these. Your FSA covers copays, deductibles and co-insurance. Search FSAstore.com’s FSA Eligible Services section for a doctor near you.

As far as flexible spending account products go, there are numerous items you can get to keep kids healthy.

Flexible Spending Account Products for Kids

  1. All kids have their favorite cartoons and carrying a tiny FSA eligible first aid kit with these colorful band-aids will make even minor accidents less scary.
  2. Bring a cold pack to sports games to provide relief for injuries and sprains.
  3. Get rid of colds fast with saline solution and nasal spray. In the wintertime, we’re prone to stay indoors more which increases spreading of colds and viruses. A personal steam inhaler or warm steam vaporizer can alleviate cold symptoms.
  4. Apply sunscreen before going out to sports games or on the playground. Sunscreen should be worn even on cloudy days to protect skin from damaging UV rays. Re-apply every two hours for maximum protection.

Shop FSAstore.com’s selection of FSA eligible products for kids to prep for back to school!

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Flexible Spending Accounts & Camping

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The end of summer is approaching, but there is still time to go camping. If you’re thinking about it, make sure to update your first aid kit. Your Flex Spending Account can cover the cost of medical supplies like first aid kits.

Don’t forget the FSA First Aid Items (in the picture on the left):

1. An all-purpose first aid kit. This kit covers all the necessary items for any first aid needs from bandages to cleansing wipes, to antibiotic ointment, to gauze pads to tape and much more.

2. Additional first aid items that might be fun to bring are kids Band-Aids with their favorite cartoon characters. They will make boo-boos seem less intense and add some color to the cuts and scrapes from playing outside. Browse FSAstore.com’s Children’s First Aid section to get an overview of the many available options.

3. Sunscreen with mosquito repellent. When you’re camping, you’re bound to encounter all types of insects – mosquitoes, bees, spiders, etc. You should monitor these stings allergic reactions/infections and try to remove stingers, if present. Check FSAstore.com’s Sun Care for more FSA eligible sunscreens to protect your skin.

4. Camping is a fun time for the whole family. Kids will be running around on unfamiliar terrain. Make sure to pack cold packs in case of minor pains due to falls or accidents. Cold packs can serve many different situations ranging from bruises to muscle aches to sprains, but also headaches, toothaches burns and insect bites.

5. If you’re a hiker, it’ll be good to prep your shoes for long walks with gel shoe inserts. These items are FSA eligible and can support arches and heels all day long. Check out our selection of FSA eligible foot care for more ideas.

Do you know of any other FSA eligible products you think should be on the camping first aid list? Share a review on FSAstore.com to help other consumers!

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