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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Account (HSA)


FSAs

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow employees to pay certain healthcare and dependent care expenses with pre-tax money. 

With the Flexible Spending Accounts, employees must actively re-enroll each year. The enrollment form is located on the forms webpage and the flexible benefit administrator (FBA) website. 

The plan year will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Important Dates:

• Plan Start Date: 7/1/2020
• Plan End Date: 6/30/2021
• Last Day to Spend Funds: 6/30/2021
• Last Day to Submit Claims: 9/28/2021

Health Care FSA

Healthcare expenses for the employee, spouse, and all tax dependents. 
  • Acupuncture, prescription eyeglasses/reading glasses/contact lens and supplies/eye exams/laser eye surgery, physician, ambulance, psychiatrist, psychologist, hospital, fertility treatments, diabetic supplies, physical therapy, hearing aids and batteries, medical equipment.
  • Funds available as they are deposited into your account.
  • $500 eligible for rollover
  • Maximum contribution = $2,750

Dependent Care FSA

Eligible Day Care/Aged Adult Care
  • Au Pair, Nannies, Before and After Care, Day Camps, Babysitters, Daycare for an Elderly Dependent, Daycare for a Disabled Dependent, Nursery School, Private Pre-School, Sick Child Center, Licensed Day Care Centers.
  • Maximum contribution = 5,000 (2,500 if married filing separately)

Limited Purpose FSA (EEs covered by a High-Deductible Health Plan)

Dental, Vision, and Preventative Care for the employee, spouse, and all tax dependents.
  • Dental: Orthodontia (braces), fillings, crowns, check-ups. 
  • Vision: Eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, routine eye exam, Lasik eye surgery, contact lenses, and diagnostic services.
  • Preventative: Diabetes, High blood pressure, tobacco cessation, and cancer screening.
  • Pre-Funded at the beginning of the year.
  • Maximum contribution = $2,750

HSA 

An HSA is a portable tax-advantaged personal savings account that can be used to pay for medical, dental, vision, and other qualified expenses now or later in life. To contribute to an HSA, you must be enrolled in a qualified high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and your contributions are limited annually. The funds can even be invested making it a great addition to your retirement portfolio.

AN HSA saves you money on your taxes in the following ways:

1. You pay no tax on the money you or your employer put into your HSA, up to the IRS limits.
2. You pay no taxes on interest and investment returns earned in your HSA.
3. You pay no tax on HSA money when you use it to pay eligible healthcare expenses.

  • Examples of eligible expenses include co-Pays, deductibles, co-Insurance, dental and/or vision Expenses (non-cosmetic), long term care plans, COBRA premiums, and prescriptions.
  • Annual contributions from all sources may not exceed $3,550 for singles or $7,100 for families in 2020. Individuals aged 55 and over may make an additional $1,000 catch-up contributions.
  • HSA account with Avidia Bank 

FSA and HSA accounts are administered through Flexible Benefit Administrators (FBA). 

Additional Information
$500 Rollover - FAQ 
Benefits card 
COF employee guide
Dependent care FSA - FAQ 
Eligible expenses
FBMA forms 
FSA flyer
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Limited Purpose FSA flyer 
Mobile app and portal flyer
New Employee Memo  

Contact
Flexible Benefit Administrators
Toll free: 1-800-437-3539
Phone: 757-340-4567
Fax: 757-431-1155
Website: https://www.flex-admin.com/