Orthodontic treatment is typically rendered over an extended period of time. Often, there is no direct relationship between payment and treatment. Some individuals pay for the entire treatment in full, while others make a monthly payment towards the total cost. In both cases, visits to the orthodontist may occur several times a month, or once every few months for adjustments.
Polestar Benefits, Inc. allows reimbursement for pre-paid orthodontia expenses, up to the elected amount, regardless of the date of service. The payment must have been made during the Benefit Period. If there is coverage under any dental plan, payment from the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) will be reduced by the amount paid by the dental coverage. Please note that orthodontia
differs from other dental procedures that require the actual service to be performed and paid for within the Benefit Period.
The employee and/or the employee’s eligible dependent(s) planning to begin or currently receiving orthodontia treatment are eligible for reimbursement.
Initial Evaluation Fees
Orthodontia services initially performed, such as moldings,...
- Date of Service
- Type of Service
- Amount of Service
- Patient Name
- Provider / Clinic Name
Visa slips and cleared checks are not considered allowable.
Did you know that you can use your FSA benefits for massages? If you need a massage to treat a medical condition such as back pain, a pulled muscle or any other issue, you can visit a Licensed Massage Therapist and use your benefits card to pay!
The Benefit of the Benefits Card is simply to add convenience when paying for healthcare, dependent care or transit expenses. By using "the card," members can avoid taking money out of their pockets and going through the reimbursement process (i.e. a direct deposit or a check being delivered in the mail).
Only approved transactions can be processed, so documentation is required to be sure an eligible transaction occurred during the correct period of time. An easy step, for the added convenience.