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Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA)

You can contribute pre-tax money each year (up to certain IRS limits) to a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) for reimbursement of eligible health care expenses. Keep in mind, all eligible expenses must be incurred between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the plan year for which you elected the FSA; or the effective date of your HCFSA if elected after Jan. 1 due to being newly eligible. Consult IRS Publication 969 for details.

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FSAs can help you save money on your taxes by allowing you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses.

You can use the HCFSA to pay for expenses not covered by your medical, dental, or vision plans. For example, deductibles, copays, coinsurance, and other medical expenses not covered by your health plan, such as orthodontia, eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser vision surgery.

All eligible expenses must be incurred between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the plan year in which you elected the FSA ; or the effective date of your HCFSA if elected after Jan. 1 due to being newly eligible.

  • The deadline to incur expenses is Dec. 31 (end of the plan year).
  • You must submit claims for reimbursement by March 31 following the plan year.
  • You can roll over up to $500 of unused HCFSA funds to the next plan year.

Remember to save all of your receipts. It will help you determine how much money to allocate to your FSA for the following year.  You will also need them if you are ever asked to substantiate expenses purchased with your Wage Works debit card. Go to www.wageworks.com to file claims and for more information.

See the annual enrollment guide for contribution.

Employees with an HSA may also have a limited-purpose Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA). A limited-purpose HCFSA works with the HSA to help you increase your tax-free savings and maximize your HSA savings potential. You can use this limited-purpose HCFSA to reimburse yourself for qualified dental and vision expenses (e.g., cleaning, prescription glasses, contact lenses, etc.).

Visit NetBenefits for more information.

Note: Federal law prohibits employees from establishing and contributing to an HSA and participating in a general-purpose Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at the same time, including if your spouse has a general-purpose HCFSA.

IMPORTANT: If you enroll in a High Deductible Health Plan and establish an HSA though Fidelity, your automatic election will be for the limited-purpose health FSA.

For more basics on FSAs, review the Quick Start Guide.