Submitting for FSA Reimbursement before March 15
There are many questions about FSA reimbursement, so consider these before the next deadline. For some people, the next big FSA deadline is on March 15, if they have a Grace Period. If you're not entirely sure when your FSA deadline is, you can always ask your FSA administrator or check in with HR. But, if you do have the March 15 deadline coming up in a few days, make sure to check in on your account details soon.
Below are frequently asked questions we get, and ways for you to submit for FSA reimbursement:
Where can I find my FSA information?
If you'd like to view your remaining FSA balance, last payment made, or want to know more details about submitting claims, you can contact your FSA administrator. Most FSA administrators provide access to your account details online, so you can easily find that information at work or at home.
How do I get reimbursed for expenses through my Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
If you're wondering about particular submission guidelines, or need to find out whether your FSA administrator requires specific paperwork or what the claims process looks like, it's best to contact the FSA administrator. Since the March 15 Grace Period deadline is coming up (and if you know you have that deadline), you can check on your account and make sure to use the remaining FSA dollars before March 15. AtFSAstore.com, we do not have access to your FSA, so we cannot tell you your remaining balance or claims status.
I found out I never submitted a claim for a recent expense. How long will it take to get processed?
This varies by administrator. Typically, claims are processed within 5-7 business days of being received, but it could be shorter depending on the administrator or the method in which a claim was submitted.
How do I know which expenses are covered by an FSA and that I'll get reimbursed for?
You can submit for reimbursement any time you use your Flexible Spending Account during the plan year. So, whether you're visiting a doctor, a dentist, a chiropractor, or many other medical provider covered by the plan, you'll be able to use an FSA. If you're curious to know what particular expenses are covered, be sure to consult your Summary Plan Description which has details about eligible expenses for your account, or ask the FSA administrator.
If you'd like to view an extensive list of FSA covered expenses, browse our Eligibility List.
What items can I get at FSAstore.com?
You can easily shop for everyday healthcare products at FSAstore.com. Popular FSA-eligible products include breast pumps, hot or cold packs, first-aid kits, contact lenses, sunscreen and more! At FSAstore.com, we only offer FSA-eligible Products, which eliminates any confusion about what's covered by these plans. Items are marked either with a Red Checkmark or a Blue Rx icon. The items with a Blue Rx icon are still covered by an FSA, but these require a prescription for FSA reimbursement, due to changes made in 2011 by the Affordable Care Act.
Got a March 15 Grace Period deadline? Check out New Arrivals at FSAstore.com for the products you need.