So, I did it. So many other people have been talking about using up their spending accounts, since every year you start over. I wasn’t really sure how much to put in my account. I found at least one calculator online for it, but I just basically sat down and tried to figure out what sort of medical, dental, and vision expenses I might have. Since this is the first year I’m doing it, I put in a relatively low amount, $300. I figure with prescriptions, contacts, office visit co-pays, and general medical supplies, that would be okay. I haven’t gone to the dentist yet on my new health plan (I know, I really should!) so I don’t know how much that will end up costing me, but I figure I’ll just use up the money in one way or another. And if all else fails, I can buy up a bunch of bandages and pain medicine to round out the total.
We’ll see what happens!