With time running out to use funds in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) or health savings accounts (HSAs), DoorDash is opening up the possibilities for consumers.
The delivery company announced it will allow consumers to pay for their orders with their FSA or HSA. Whether you’re stocking up on cold and flu medication, vitamins, lozenges, or more, you can now pay with your FSA or HSA through DoorDash.
“With the launch of HSA and FSA payments on DoorDash, consumers can now get the essential health and wellness items they need, when they need them, and in a way that makes financial sense for them,” said Fuad Hannon, vice president of New Verticals at DoorDash.
“As part of our mission to empower local economies, we’re always working to broaden access for consumers in ways that break down barriers. From over-the-counter medication and home healthcare equipment, to COVID-19 test kits and family planning items, HSA and FSA payments allow consumers to conveniently and affordably shop for the products they need from the merchants they trust.”
How it works
FSA and HSA payments are available now in the DoorDash app, and it all starts with consumers adding the card to their account’s list of payment options.
The first step is to go to your account and view your current payment options. Then, you’ll have the ability to add an FSA/HSA card. Once that information is inputted, you can start spending your FSA/HSA funds.
The DoorDash app will also allow users to filter their searches to items that are FSA/HSA eligible. Additionally, while searching through the app, items that can be purchased with FSA or HSA funds will be flagged as “HSA/FSA Eligible.”
DoorDash has also shared a list of retailers that are accepting FSA and HSA as a form of payment:
Don’t forget to tip your driver
DoorDash is also warning consumers that if they forgo a tip for their delivery drivers, they can expect their orders to take a bit longer.
After a decrease in orders without a tip, DoorDash is piloting a new feature that will flash warnings in the app when consumers are getting ready to check out without tipping. The first warning recommends adding a tip to increase the odds of a driver accepting the order and speeding up the delivery process.
Should consumers ignore that warning and keep the tip set to $0, a follow-up message appears that reads: “Orders with no tip might take longer to get delivered – are you sure you want to continue?”
From there, it’s up to consumers how they want to move forward: with or without a tip. However, their choice is likely to affect their delivery speed.