HSA accounts were created so patients can use pretax money to pay for “expenses incurred primarily for the prevention or alleviation of a physical or mental defect or illness.”
Food and exercise expenses requires a Letter of Medical Necessity from a doctor outlining how food and exercise can help prevent or alleviate conditions you care about. True Medicine makes this process easy. A licensed provider will review this survey and issue a letter (if you qualify). This LMN enables you to use your HSA card at your favorite grocery store or fitness outlet.
To be honest, we think our company shouldn’t exist. The science is clear: healthy food and exercise is medicine. There are thousands of peer reviewed studies that show exercise helps reverse and prevent conditions ranging from diabetes to infertility to depression to heart disease to obesity - often better than leading pharmaceuticals or medical procedures!
If current healthcare policy followed the science, everyone would be incentivized to eat healthy and exercise. A goal of our company is to show that subsidized food and exercise improve health outcomes, and lobby the government to make our company unnecessary (meaning everyone gets an HSA card that can purchase healthy food and exercise pre-tax without a Letter of Medical Necessity).
In the meantime, medical providers should be prescribing exercise more often - and they can. Our goal is to make this process as seamless as possible.
Medical providers should be prescribing exercise more often - and they can. In fact, if a provider writes a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) documenting how exercise can help prevent or reverse a disease, you can use that LMN to spend on exercise tax free. For many, this equals a savings of 30% or more.