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What is a Flexible Spending Account?

What is a Flexible Spending Account?

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA), sometimes also referred to as a Flex Spending Account, a Flex Savings Account, or a Flexible Spending Arrangement, is an employer-sponsored benefit plan addon that lets you set aside pretax money from your paycheck to spend on health care expenses not covered by your insurance policy.

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What is the FSA Grace Period?

What is the FSA Grace Period?

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans are set to expire each year on a specific deadline. Many FSA participants have plans that end on December 31. In 2005, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice allowing employers to provide employees an optional extension of FSA coverage – this is known as a grace period.

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Job Changes and Your FSA

Job Changes and Your FSA

In the working world, most employees know that Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) function on a year-to-year basis and funds are subject to a “Use it or Lose it” rule where their remaining money will be forfeited at the end of the plan year (unless your employer agrees to a deadline extension such a grace period or carryover).

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Budgeting an FSA

Budgeting an FSA

Before you sign up for a Flexible Spending Account during open enrollment, think about your health care needs. Perhaps you’ve been considering LASIK, need a dental cleaning, or want refills for medications on a recurring basis. An FSA comes in handy because it can be applied to various medical expenses.

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Can I Make Mid-Year Changes to My FSA?

Can I Make Mid-Year Changes to My FSA?

When you sign up for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you must stick to a specific budget, or contribution per year. It’s important that you think carefully about that contribution amount by taking into account expenses for medical visits, routine dental and eye care, and over-the-counter products you need.

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