November 27, 2013 2 min read

Just in time for GERD Awareness Week, acid reflux patients are now able to use their Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Debit Cards to purchase the MedCline Reflux Relief System online.

Hoping that potential customers won’t get caught by the IRS’s Flexible Spending Account’s (FSA) “use it or lose it” clause, Amenity Health, Inc. is now able to process FSA Debit Cards through the Medcline website – This ease-of-purchase capability enables those suffering from nighttime acid reflux to purchase the MedCline Reflux Relief System utilizing unused funds from FSA, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Health Spending Accounts (HSA).

MedCline is the only comprehensive sleep positioning system available on the market today that combines two strategies known to be effective at relieving nighttime reflux – sleeping at an incline and on one’s side. An independent clinical study of Medcline™ conducted by The Medical University of South Carolina showed an 8x reduction in esophageal exposure compared to a traditional bed wedge and a 38% reduction in reflux episodes throughout the night. Medcline™ was also found to be 2x as comfortable as a traditional bed wedge. Amenity Health offers MedCline as an alternative treatment option of nighttime acid reflux to taking prescription and over the counter medications, as well as invasive surgical procedures.

The MedCline Reflux Relief System is a Class I Medical Device listed with the FDA and cleared for patient use. The system also meets the IRS Guidelines to be classified as a FSA-approved medical expenditure. Specific questions about eligible purchases within specific plans should be directed to each respective plan’s administrator directly. FSA participants who are not issued debit cards are also able to purchase Medcline products and submit for reimbursement through established plan procedures.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), also known as “Section 125 Plans” or “Cafeteria Plans”, were developed as part of IRS Section 125 to provide employees with tax relief for their un-reimbursed medical and dependent day-care costs. FSAs enable employees to utilize pre-tax dollars to save Federal, FICA, and, in most cases, state taxes when paying for eligible expenses not covered by traditional insurance plans. Some FSA and HSA plans offer a special debit card to access tax-favored spending accounts.