You don’t have to spend this money at the doctor’s office. Many products in drug stores are FSA eligible, and after purchasing them you can submit your receipt to insurance.
Some commonly eligible items include bandages, over the counter prescriptions, contact lenses, reading glasses, sunscreen, pregnancy tests and more. Look up your company’s policy and stock up on any items you need to use up that money.
Tip: I know CVS tallies up all of your FSA eligible purchases at the bottom of each receipt. That can be very helpful!