Seibel Vision Surgery will be glad to process all private insurance
and Medicare claims for you.
LASIK is considered an elective procedure. Most insurance companies
in the United States and Canada will not cover the cost, nor will Medicare
usually cover it.
However, your health or vision plan may offer reduced fees for LASIK. Vision Service Plan (VSP), Davis, Lovelace, Cigna, TLC, EyeMed, Spectra, Vision 1, Coast to Coast, Aetna, Superior Vision and ColeManaged Vision are among the plans that offer benefits for LASIK. Please inquire about pricing for these plans if you are a member.
In some cases, the cost
of the procedure may be covered by medical Flex plans or medical Cafeteria
plans that allow pretax dollars to be set aside for medical expenses.
Several companies in the United States are now covering LASIK for their
employees, to an extent. Check with your employer to see if they offer this type of benefit.
Moreover, it is possible that the cost of LASIK may be tax deductible, according to the Internal
Revenue Service. The current law states that taxpayers with medical
expenses that total more than 7.5% of their annual incomes can deduct those
costs if they itemize, according to the Dow Jones Newswire. Because the
procedure "meaningfully promotes the proper function of the body," LASIK
qualifies as medical expense that can be deducted, the IRS said.
The IRS also said any out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs and insulin qualify as deductible medical expenses. The IRS discussed the tax treatment of medical expenses in revenue rulings 2003-57 and 2003-58. They will be published in the Internal Revenue Service bulletin dated June 2. The rulings and the bulletin can be found on the IRS Web site.
Please visit out our Financing page for more LASIK options.
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