Granular tracking of reimbursed expenses

Macho Philipovich macho at
Sun Oct 16 09:47:16 EDT 2016

Hi there,

I've been using an overarching Assets:Reimbursable account to handle my 
reimbursable expenses. I'd like to be able to see how much I've been 
reimbursed in the current period for specific costs, to make sure that I 
don't exceed my insurance's annual maximums. For example, 80% of my 
physiotherapy costs are reimbursed up to a maximum of $750 per year, 
which I would like to stay within.

With my current setup, when I incur the expense, 20% is assigned to a 
health expense account and the other 80% to reimbursable, but the 80% is 
then subtracted off of that account when I'm reimbursed and the account 
returns to zero, so there's no obvious way to me to do this cumulative 
kind of tracking. I don't want to determine the how much has been 
reimbursed by multiplying my health expense account total by four (80% ÷ 
20%) for a few reasons, notably because it would be broken by the fact 
that my expenses become 100% reimbursable after I hit an overall annual 
out-of-pocket maximum of $400.

Is there an easy fix that I'm missing?

Thanks so much for your help!


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