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CAN I USE HSA/FSA FUNDS TO PURCHASE AN ERGONOMIC OFFICE CHAIR?

The simple answer: YES.

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Ergonomic items for treatment of a medical condition are eligible for reimbursement with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). What is an HSA/FSA?

What are the steps to use my HSA/HRA/FSA funds to purchase my chair?

Since every insurance carrier is different, the process of using your HSA/HRA/FSA funds will vary. Call your HSA/HRA/FSA Administrator to learn the process for your carrier.

Common process:

  1. Get a LMN from a medical professional (MD, PA, NP, Chiropractor). Download ours here.
  2. Pay out of pocket for your Anthros chair or use your HSA/FSA card to purchase your Anthros chair online.
  3. Submit your LMN and receipt to your HSA/FSA provider.
  4. Get reimbursed from your HSA/FSA funds (if paid out of pocket).

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An ergonomic or specialized chair MUST have the following features:

  • Back Rest/Angle Adjustment: Being able to reposition the angles of the back rest to ensure optimal back support and the most comfortable position possible.
  • Adjustable Arm Supports: Proper arm support and positioning is important to prevent carpal tunnel and other stress syndromes. At the very least, they need to be height adjustable.
  • Swiveling Base: This refers to the ability to turn while seated to avoid awkward motions and reduce strain on the back.
  • Lumbar Support: This is indispensable to provide reinforcement for the lower back and correct posture. It is an added bonus if this section is independently adjustable to provide optimal positioning.

DOES ANTHROS HAVE THESE FEATURES?

 

BACK REST/ANGLE ADJUSTMENT

Anthros has an independently adjustable 2 part back system that adapts to any body type to provide optimal support.

 

ADJUSTABLE ARM SUPPORTS

Anthros offers arm supports that adjust in four dimensions width, height, front/back, and angle in/out. This allows the individual to have arms supported optimally at any work setup.

 

SWIVELING BASE

Anthros uses premium casters to provide smooth and easy turning of the chair to avoid unwanted twisting of the back or neck.

 

LUMBAR SUPPORT

Anthros is the only ergonomic chair with a patent pending lumbar sacral pelvis support that is independently adjustable from the upper back. This allows the individual to adjust the amount of support based on their unique needs to achieve optimal posture and positioning.

The ergonomic or specialized chair is needed to treat, mitigate, or prevent a medical condition. Conditions such as:

The adjustable 2 part back system is designed to accommodate and support any body type. The low back pad is meant to support the pelvis in a neutral position which results in the spine naturally moving into its natural S curve. The upper back can then be adjusted to support the upper spine in this position. This promotes upright posture and optimal disc space at the vertebral level. 

The adjustable 2 part back system is designed to accommodate and support any body type. The low back pad is meant to support the pelvis in a neutral position which results in the spine naturally moving into its natural S curve. This takes pressure off the low back discs. The upper back can then be adjusted to support the upper spine in this position. This promotes upright posture and optimal disc space at the vertebral level.

The adjustable 2 part back system is designed to accommodate and support any body type. The low back pad is meant to support the pelvis in a neutral position which results in the spine naturally moving into its natural S curve. The upper back can then be adjusted to support the upper spine in this position. This promotes upright posture and reduces forward head posture that can result in strain and pain. 

The adjustable 2 part back system is designed to accommodate and support any body type. The low back pad is meant to support the pelvis in a neutral position which results in the spine naturally moving into its natural S curve. The upper back can then be adjusted to support the upper spine in this position. This promotes an upright posture and the tapered upper back allows shoulders to roll back. This opens the chest and shoulder girdle, minimizing compression of nerves and muscle imbalance that can result in shoulder pain.

The adjustable 2 part back system is designed to accommodate and support any body type. The low back pad is meant to support the pelvis in a neutral position which results in the spine naturally moving into its natural S curve. The upper back can then be adjusted to support the upper spine in this position. This promotes an upright posture and the tapered upper back allows shoulders to roll back. This opens the chest and shoulder girdle, and promotes good head/neck posture, minimizing compression of nerves and muscle imbalance which can result in radiating pain down from the shoulder to the elbow and/or wrist.  

The contoured premium foam cushion is supportive for long periods of time to maintain the pelvis and legs in a neutral position. Combined with the adjustable 2 part back system, the neutral pelvis is held in in an optimal position to relieve pressure from the sacrum and lumbar spine. Since the roots of the sciatic nerve come from the lumbar spine and sacrum, the Anthros chair uniquely relieves pressure at the sciatic nerve root, relieving sciatica pain.

The contoured premium foam cushion is supportive over long periods of time to maintain the pelvis and legs in a neutral position without hammocking. The contours also promote neutral alignment of the upper legs maintaining an optimal joint position of the femur to the pelvis.

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What is an HSA/HRA/FSA?

HSA

A Health Spending Account (HSA) is a kind of personal savings account that allows you to save pre-tax dollars to use for qualified medical expenses. This account is owned by you, there is no expiration date and non-used funds roll over year after year.

HRA

A Health Spending Account (HSA) is a kind of personal savings account that allows you to save pre-tax dollars to use for qualified medical expenses. This account is owned by you, there is no expiration date and non-used funds roll over year after year.

  • Only your employer can put money in an HRA
  • You don’t pay taxes on money that comes from an HRA
  • Your employer decides whether to let unused funds roll over from one year to the next
  • Employers have more say in how HRAs work and have more options to choose from than other health spending accounts.

FSA

A Flexible Savings Account (FSA) is an account that you put pre-tax dollars into to use for qualified medical expenses. The account is owned by the employer and unused funds at the end of the year are granted to the employer.

CHAIR, SPECIALIZED OR ERGONOMIC: HSA ELIGIBILITY

CHAIR, SPECIALIZED OR ERGONOMIC: REQUIRES A LETTER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY (LMN) TO BE ELIGIBLE WITH A HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA)

A specialized or ergonomic chair for treatment of a medical condition may be eligible if accompanied with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA).

HOW DO I USE MY HSA/FSA ACCOUNT TO PAY FOR MY ANTHROS CHAIR?

Since every insurance carrier is different, the process of using your HSA funds will vary.

Call your HSA Administrator to learn the process for your carrier.

Potential processes:

  1. Get a LMN from a medical professional (MD, PA, NP, Chiropractor)
  2. Use your HSA/FSA to purchase your Anthros chair online
  3. Submit your LMN to your HSA/FSA provider
  4. Get a LMN from a medical professional (MD, PA, NP, Chiropractor)
  5. Pay out of pocket for your Anthros chair
  6. Submit receipt and LMN to your provider
  7. Get reimbursed from your HSA/FSA funds

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