Tag Archives: medical rembursement accounts

Flexible Spending Account: takes some planning

Is there any reason to set up a medical flexible spending account if I’m not perfectly sure of my expenses for the year and I don’t expect any major life/work event? Steady Dear Steady, You do not need to be perfectly sure about your expenses to set up an Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  You could, […]

High deductible plan member — figuring out how much care will cost

As someone with a high deductible healthcare plan, how can I best estimate my out-of-pocket cost for a medical procedure prior to incurring the expense? My insurer does not make this information available.  All I want to know is, what the negotiated rate in-network is for a particular procedure.  In my experience, providers can tell […]

Psychotherapist dropping out of plan – what now?

I just got a letter that my psychotherapist is leaving the group practice, and going on her own.  That might have been fine, but she is also dropping out of all health insurance plans.  She says she will help clients file insurance paperwork.  My plan does not cover out-of-network providers at all; it’s a strict […]