Using your health insurance to pay for an air purifier

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This week, we take a look at how you can use your health insurance or FSA to cover the cost of your Austin Air Purifier.

Check with your healthcare provider

There are various ways to cover the cost of your Austin Air Purifier. First, check with your healthcare provider. Depending on your healthcare plan, all or part of the cost may be covered. If this type of expense is not covered, you may be able to use your FSA funds to cover the cost.

What is an FSA

An FSA or Flexible Spending Account is used to cover the cost of certain ‘out of pocket’ healthcare costs, such as an Austin Air Purifier.

Money is withdrawn from your paycheck and deposited into your FSA before your taxes are calculated. Alongside this, your employer may also make FSA payments, although they are not obliged to. Your company’s HR department will be able to provide you with more information on their company policy.

FSA money is then used to pay for eligible medical expenses that are not covered by your healthcare plan.

Can I use my FSA to pay for an air purifier?

If you are using your air purifier to treat a medical condition such as asthma, allergies or COPD, your FSA funds can be used to cover the cost. However, your doctor will need to certify that your air purifier is a ‘medical necessity’, and therefore needed to treat your condition.

What should I do?

Before purchasing your Austin Air Purifier, make an appointment to see your doctor and ask them to complete a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN), you can download a copy HERE.

Purchase your Austin Air Purifier HERE. Please be sure to keep a record of all your receipts, as you will need these to make your claim.

Send your Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) along with a copy of your Austin Air Purifier receipt to your FSA provider for reimbursement.

How can I use my FSA card?

We do not currently accept payment using FSA debit cards, however, a number of our dealers do. If you would like more info on this please don’t hesitate to contact one of the team today, we’d be happy to provide you with a list of our dealers that accept this type of payment.

Why Austin?

Here at Austin Air, we have been manufacturing Medical Grade Air Purifiers for more than 30 years. In that time, we have been involved in a number of clinical trials, with some of the country’s leading institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington.

We have also worked with the US Government, FEMA and the Red Cross during some of America’s most challenging times, such as 9-11, Hurricane Katrina; Hurricane Sandy and the 2015 SoCal gas leak in California.

Our units are highly effective at removing a wide range of airborne contaminants, including allergens, bacteria, viruses, chemicals and VOC’s. We are confident that running an Austin Air Purifier in your home will significantly improve your health and the health of your loved ones.

If you’d like more info on our range of air purifiers and what they can do for you, visit our SHOP page today.

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