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Flexible Spending
Accounts (FSAs)
Smart, simple ways to save
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This presentation covers:
• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) overview
o Health Care FSA
o Dependent Care FSA
• How to use your funds
• The PayFlex Card®, your account debit card
• Helpful tools and resources
• The PayFlex Mobile™ Application
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What is a Flexible Spending Account?
• An FSA lets you set aside money from your paycheck to use
for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
• You contribute to an FSA with pretax money from your
paycheck.
• Your FSA is administered by PayFlex®.
We will be discussing two types of FSAs:
• Health Care account
• Dependent Care account
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What is the benefit of an FSA?
Here’s an example of how having an FSA can help reduce your
taxes and increase your take home pay!
Health Care FSA
Dependent Care FSA
Annual Salary
Annual
Annual Contribution
Contribution
Savings
$30,000
$1,500
$0
$340
$50,000
$1,750
$4,000
$1,303
$70,000
$2,000
$4,500
$1,472
*This example is based on 7.65% FICA and 15% tax bracket
Note: Be advised that this example is for illustrative purposes only. These projections are only estimates of tax
information and should not be assumed to be tax advice. Be sure to consult a tax advisor to determine the appropriate
tax advice for your situation. Actual tax savings depends on several variables, including state and local tax rates and
the tax bracket of the individual.
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Health Care FSA
A Health Care FSA makes it easy to save funds to use for
eligible health care expenses that are not covered by
insurance.
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) annual health care FSA
pretax contribution limit is $2,500.
− If you and your spouse each have a health care FSA, you
can each contribute $2,500.
− Your minimum contribution limit is $20.00/month ($240
annually)
Your entire contribution is available at the beginning of the plan
year.
Your health care FSA funds can be used by you and:
− Your spouse
− Your child (to age 26)
− Your tax dependent who is permanently and totally
disabled
You (and/or your spouse) don’t need to be covered by your
employers health plan to participate in a Health Care FSA.
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Health Care FSA Expenses
Some common eligible expenses include:
• Medical & dental deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance
• Prescriptions
• Over-the-counter items (OTC)
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Note: OTC drugs and medicines require a prescription
Hospital expenses
LASIK surgery and eye glasses
Contact lenses and saline solution
Hearing aids and batteries
Orthopedic devices
View a complete list of common eligible expenses on
HealthHub.com, your PayFlex member website.
This material is for informational purposes only. Eligible expenses and benefits may vary from employer to employer. In case of a conflict between your
plan documents and the information in this material, the plan documents will govern. Please refer to your employer’s Summary Plan Description (“SPD”)
for more information about your covered benefits
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As a recap, let’s watch a video!
View:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psGZJZdb1YU
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Dependent Care FSA
A Dependent Care FSA is a great way to save funds to use for
eligible child and adult care expenses
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The IRS annual dependent care FSA limit is $5,000 per household/family.
− If you and your spouse each have a dependent care FSA, you are
limited to up to $5,000 between the two of you.
− Your minimum contribution limit is $40.00/month ($480
annually).
To use your funds, you must be working.
− If you are married, your spouse must either be working, looking
for work, be a full-time student or incapable of self-care.
Account funds are used for your:
o eligible dependent under age 13.
o or for a spouse or dependent unable to take care of him/herself.
Funds become available as they are deducted from your paycheck, and
deposited into your account.
You (and/or your spouse) don’t need to be covered by your employers
health plan to participate in a Dependent Care FSA.
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Dependent Care FSA
Some common eligible expenses include:
• Licensed day care provider
• In-home provider (this can’t be your child under age 19, or someone you
claim as a tax dependent)
• Summer camps (not overnight)
• Tuition through preschool
• Before and after school care (under age 13)
View a complete list of common eligible expenses on
HeathHub.com, your PayFlex member website.
This material is for informational purposes only. Eligible expenses and benefits may vary from employer to employer. In case of a conflict between your
plan documents and the information in this material, the plan documents will govern. Please refer to your employer’s Summary Plan Description (“SPD”)
for more information about your covered benefits
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To help sum it all up!
View:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h7jYw-pvIw
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FSA Contributions &
Using your funds
Planning your FSA contribution
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You can ONLY change your contribution amount if you have a
change in status. Such as marital status, tax dependents,
employment, etc.
Use-it-or-lose-it rule -- Any funds left in your FSA at the end of
the plan will be forfeited.
The grace period allows you to incur expenses up to November
15.
The run out period gives you more time submit claims to pay
yourself back from your account. Your last day to submit claims
is December 31.
Specific to the Dependent Care FSA:
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Pay yourself back for services already received.
You can ONLY change your contribution if:
− There is a change in your provider
− There is a change in the cost for a provider
(this provider can’t be a relative)
Note: To help plan your contribution… Think about the eligible expenses you had last year and/or this
year. Then, what you expect this year.
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Using your FSA dollars
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Use the PayFlex Card®, your account debit card
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Pay yourself back from your account
You may use the card to pay for eligible health care FSA expenses.
• Optional for Healthcare FSA
• $9.00 Annual Fee (deducted from your election amount)
• If you currently have a PayFlex Card and would like to continue using the card during the upcoming plan year,
you must elect the card during annual enrollment
• The card can be elected at anytime during the plan year
Pay for an eligible expenses with cash, check or a personal credit card, you can pay yourself back.
 Submit a claim online.
 Use the PayFlex Mobile™ app.
 Fill out a paper claim form and fax or mail it to PayFlex.
Quick tips:
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Download/print a claim form your account website.
An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) or a detailed receipt must be sent with
your claim.
Enroll in direct deposit, for quick reimbursements!
Manage your account/s and transactions online.
Order cards for you spouse or dependent at no cost.
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It’s easy to get started
It’s easy to get started!
Estimate the amount you’ll spend on out-ofpocket health care and/or dependent care
expenses during the plan year.
• Review expenses from prior plan year.
• Use the planning tools available at
HealthHub.com.
Decide how much you wish to set aside in
your health care and/or dependent care FSA.
• Divide your annual contribution by the
number of pay periods in your plan year.
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PayFlex Mobile
Manage your account 24/7 with the free PayFlex
Mobile™ Application
Available for iPhone® and iPad® mobile digital devices, as
well as Android™ and BlackBerry® smartphones.
The PayFlex Mobile app lets you:
• Manage your account funds
• View your account balance
• Submit a claim and view claims processed
• View PayFlex Card® purchases and submit
documentation
• View a list of common eligible expenses items
• Use same username and password as the PayFlex
member portal
The iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the
property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In
Motion Limited. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Standard text messaging and other rates from your wireless carrier still apply.
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We’re here to help!
Visit HealthHub.com or call us
at 1-800-284-4885.
Representatives are available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT and
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT.
This material is for informational purposes only. The information describes the Flexible Spending Account (“FSA”) in general terms. FSA plans are governed by the rules of Section 125 of
the Internal Revenue Code and will be administered in accordance with those rules. Estimate fund amounts carefully. Unused funds may be forfeited. Eligible expenses may vary from
employer to employer. In case of a conflict between your plan documents and the information in this material, the plan documents will govern. Please refer to your employer’s
Summary Plan Description (“SPD”) for more information about your covered benefits.
The iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In
Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
This material is for informational purposes only. MasterCard® is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Information is believed to be accurate as of the
production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information about PayFlex, go to PayFlex.com.
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