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Human Resources

Flexible Spending Accounts

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a program that
helps you pay for health care and dependent care
costs using tax free dollars. Each pay period, you
decide how much money you would like to contribute
to one or both accounts. Your contribution is deducted from your paycheck on a pretax basis and is put into the Health Care FSA, the Dependent Care FSA, or both. When you incur expenses, you can access the funds in your account to pay for eligible health care or dependent care expenses.

This chart shows the eligible expenses for each FSA;
how much you can contribute to each FSA each year,
and how you benefit by using an FSA.

  • FSA elections are effective from January 1 through
    December 31, 2018.
  • Maximum contributes to an FSA will be $2,650
  • Maximum contributes to an FSA for Dependent Care $ 5,000. Claims for reimbursement must be submitted by March 31 of the following year.
  • Please plan your contributions carefully. Any money remaining in your account as of arch governed by Internal Revenue Service regulations.
Note that FSA elections do not automatically continue from year to year; you must actively enroll each year.