Save more on healthcare.
An FSA empowers you to keep more of your hard-earned money. Plan your spending, know the rules and unlock amazing tax savings.
What is a Flexible Spending Account?
FSAs are tax-advantaged accounts that let you use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical expenses. You can use an FSA to save on average 30 percent1 on healthcare costs. Don’t think of it as money deducted from your paycheck—think of it as money added to your wallet.
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Am I eligible for a Flexible Spending Account?
Eligibility requires an FSA offered through your employer. In most cases, you cannot combine an HSA with an FSA. However, Limited Purpose FSAs make a great HSA companion.Choosing between different FSA options
How do I sign up?
You can enroll in a health plan and sign up for an FSA during your organization’s annual enrollment period.Considering FSA? 8 things you need to know
Plan your spending
It pays to be strategic.
Think beyond the doctor’s office
Because of the tax savings on contributions, you can save an average of 30 percent1 on qualified medical expenses, including but not limited to:
- Acne Medicine
- Contact LensesRx
- Dental Cleanings
- Disposable Face Masks
- Eye Surgery
- Hearing Aids
- Motorized Wheelchair
- Allergy Medicines
- Doctor Fees
- Eye Exams
- Flu Shot
- Sanitizing Wipes
Your savings can add up fast
Here’s an example based on $2,500 annual spending and a 30 percent effective tax rate.
Annual tax savings1
FSA Savings Calculator
Discover the full power of your FSA. Just input your planned spending and watch the savings add up.Calculate my FSA tax savings
Make your elections
Once you choose an annual contribution, your employer will deduct that amount pre-tax in equal parts from each paycheck.
FSA Annual Contribution Limit
Individual and family limit
Get your money right away
Let’s say you plan to contribute the IRS maximum to your FSA. You’ll have access to the entire amount on the first day of the plan year. Take advantage. Spend now, contribute later.Buy FSA eligible products at the FSA store
Know the rules
Don’t get caught by surprise. Carefully review your open enrollment materials.
You only have one year to spend your FSA money. Unused funds are forfeited to your employer—usually at the end of the plan year. Some organizations, however, offer options that can make it easier to manage your FSA.35 tricks to maximize your FSA
- FSA Carryover4
Carryover up to $610 of unused funds into the next plan year.
- FSA Grace Period
Enjoy an extra 2 ½ months at the end of the plan year to spend FSA money.
Limited election period
Elections can only be made during open enrollment unless you have a qualifying life event,5 which may include changes to:
You can’t get reimbursed twice for the same expense (example: reimbursement + deduction from tax returns).
We make it easy to get reimbursed:
- Online bill pay
- Direct reimbursement into your checking account
- HealthEquity FSA Debit Card (not available with all plan types)
Check out these additional resources.
Find out everything you need to know about FSAs, like seeing if you are FSA eligible. Take a deep dive and get tips and tricks to make the most of your account.
1The example used is for illustrative purposes only; actual savings may vary. The figure is based on average tax rates, including state, federal and FICA taxes.Return to content
2Accounts must be activated via the HealthEquity website in order to use the mobile app.Return to content
3Plans vary by employer. Please review your plan documents carefully or consult your employer for information about your company's benefits.Return to content
4Depending on your employer’s plan, you may carry over up to 20 percent of that plan year’s maximum health FSA salary reduction contribution ($550 for plan years beginning in 2020).Return to content
5Please refer to your plan documents for more information.Return to content
HealthEquity does not provide legal, tax or financial advice. Always consult a professional when making life-changing decisions.
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