Does your employer offer a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)?
You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay to lose weight if it is a treatment for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, IBS, heart disease, etc). This includes weight management programs, if prescribed by a doctor. Although obesity alone is not covered under current insurance plans, it is covered in full under FSA and HSA accounts.
It’s easy as 1, 2, 3
Step 1 – See your nutritionist
We will discuss your health goals and determine which of Nutrition Northwest’s programs will best help you attain these goals. Call for a free consultation 425.747.5282
Step 2 – Call your primary healthcare physician
Inform them that you have an FSA/HSA account and you would like to use your pre-tax dollars for your weight management or nutrition therapy care as it relates to your medical condition. Below are the checkpoints the IRS requires to be included on the prescription. You will need to hold on to your prescription as well as your receipts from The Nourished Body for reimbursement and/or validation.
Step 3 – Submit your claim for re-imbursement
For re-imbursement, you will need to submit your claim along with the doctor’s letter. A doctor’s letter (prescription) is valid one year from the date written. After that, you will need to have a new prescription written.
Please be informed that the prescription should have the following information:
- Diagnosis (obesity alone will be covered)
- Treatment duration
- Equipment / medication / therapy / program needed for treatment.
- Date of issue the DRs RX / Letter of medical necessity.
- For whom the treatment is prescribed.
- Doctor’s name and signature.
I would be happy to discuss your goals with you and to help you determine which program and program length would best help you meet your health goals.
Please call me at 425.747.5282 to schedule an appointment.