Health Care Flexible Spending Account

New for 2017
The maximum annual contribution for the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) increased by $50, from $2,550 to $2,600, on January 1, 2017.

While the benefit plans cover many of your health care needs, you will likely have some out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision expenses during the year. You can use a Health Care Flexible Spending Account to pay for these expenses with pre-tax dollars.

If you elect the High Deductible Health Plan for medical coverage and open a Health Savings Account (HSA), IRS regulations prohibit you from participating in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account. However, you can participate in a Limited-Purpose FSA, where your contributions are still tax-free, but your reimbursements are limited to eligible dental and vision expenses only.

Here’s an overview of how you can use a Health Care Flexible Spending Account:

Use For Contributions
Most medical, dental and vision care expenses like copayments, deductibles and eyeglasses

$250 annual minimum
$2,600 annual maximum contribution in 2017

Eligible expenses

Eligible expenses are medically necessary expenses not covered by your medical, dental or vision plans, including:

  • Deductibles and copayments
  • Your share of covered expenses
  • Dental and orthodontia expenses
  • Prescription glasses, contact lenses and lens cleaning solution
  • Laser vision correction
  • Prescription drugs and drug copayments

Eligible expenses do not include: cosmetic procedures, treatments not supervised by a qualified health care professional, premiums for employer-provided health care plans or other expenses that are not medically necessary. See a complete list of eligible expenses.

WageWorks® is our FSA administrator. Click here for important information about filing claims and how to check your account balance.