!NEW! Riviera Spa is now accepting FSA
Now is the right time to make the most of your remaining FSA dollars
If you have an FSA (Flexible Spending Account), here’s how it works: Usually during the fourth quarter of the year your employer conducts open enrollment, during which you plan how much money you will need to set aside for the following year’s medical expenses. When the new year starts, your designated funds are withdrawn from each paycheck in small increments and placed into a special account.
You will need to use the FSA amount allocated by the end of year or you will lose it. That is why now it is the best time to use remaining balance for a little bit of wellness time.
Are Massages Eligible?
Your massages will be eligible as long as a physician recommends it with a written prescription and that medical care expenses be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental ailment. Examples of illnesses that qualify include carpal tunnel syndrome, stress, back pain, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and pain management.
How to use your FSA for your massage with Riviera Spa?
If you suffer from one of the above conditions, all you need to do to set up massage as a qualifying expense is pay a visit to your medical practitioner. 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 the 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. It’s not necessary to bring the prescription to Riviera Spa, but you should bring your FlexCard (if you have one) to pay for your next visit. If you don’t have a FlexCard, simply pay for our massages and turn in your receipts for reimbursement. Note that you can’t include tips or pay for your entire membership upfront.
Plan FSA funds for your Wellness Massage next year
During the fourth quarter is when many people designate how much money to set aside in their FSA for the next year. In your financial planning, don’t forget to include the cost of your Riviera Spa visits in the total amount
$1,188.00 12 sessions of 80 min signature wellness massage
$ 948.00 12 sessions of 50 min signature wellness massage
We look forward to helping you save while caring for your Wellness.