Gift of the Flexible Spending Account

We all know that the holidays can be a stressful time of the year. This can be due to the financial strain of gifts, travel, holiday parties and food!  While we all love to decorate for the holidays with trees, lights and wreaths…this can all add up and cause a lot of end-of-year worry!

While the BASE® Flexible Spending Account can’t be used for holiday spending, it can allow someone to be healthier and happier.  The FSA can truly be seen as a gift during the holiday season.

Below are just a few suggestions to make for a merry December when using an FSA for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Flu Shot - The holidays often find us surrounded by family and friends, which means an increased chance of becoming sick! Individuals should enjoy the holidays and reduce chances of becoming ill by getting a flu shot!

Annual Doctor Check-Up – Winter is the perfect time of year to get an annual checkup! Visiting a doctor and setting goals for 2019 help to prepare for the upcoming year and start it off on the right track.

Glasses – There are so many things to see during the holiday season such as Christmas trees, lights and much more. New glasses would only help enhance the experience and joy of the season!

Crutches – Winter brings slippery sidewalks or tripping over toys, which might lead to a need for an unwanted gift of crutches!

Dental Treatment – Too many sweets can lead to an emergency trip to the dentist!

The FSA covers many other medical expenses to help prevent and prepare for the months to come!  With an FSA, employees save tax dollars throughout the year by setting aside money from their paycheck on a pre-tax basis. They can then use this money on qualifying out-of-pocket expenses, like the ones listed above.

Leah L., a BASE® 125 FSA Client, shares the biggest benefits the FSA provides her and her employees. “Not only do our employees save when funds are transferred from their wages on a pre-tax basis, but our company also sees valuable tax savings. Not everyone is great at saving for a rainy day, but this has helped many of our employees be able to save for medical expenses, both expected and unexpected.”

The BASE® FSA is definitely a gift that will keep on giving all year round. Contact BASE® to learn more about the savings employers and employees receive with a BASE® 125 FSA in place.

 

BASE® Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is among us and we have so much to be thankful for!  What are you thankful for?

Here at BASE® we are thankful for:

  • A copier that never runs out of paper or ink
  • Surprise treats in the breakroom
  • Our one-of-a-kind Business Partners who are looking out for their clients
  • The brave soul who cleans out the refrigerator
  • Our co-workers who know how to bring a smile to our face everyday
  • The fun company competitions and employee appreciation
  • Jeans day every Friday
  • Our clients who save thousands of dollars every year in valuable tax savings
  • Co-workers who brew more coffee when they empty the pot
  • Being able to come to a job every day that we love and are passionate about

We have so much to be thankful for this year.  In honor of Thanksgiving, BASE® will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22 -November 23 so that our employees may enjoy time with their families.  We will return to regular business hours on Monday, November 26 at 8AM.