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I am currently enrolled in a health care flexible spending account (FSA). Will I be able to carry over my FSA funds from 2014 to 2015?

No.  FSAFEDS currently offers participants a 2-1/2 month grace period, allowing 2014 participants to incur eligible expenses from January 1, 2014 through March 15, 2015.  The new IRS rule was released on October 31, just before the beginning of the Federal Benefits Open Season.  OPM needs to evaluate whether the carry over provision or the grace period is better for our participants.  Depending on the conclusion, OPM may need to make changes to systems and administrative processes.  Until we have fully analyzed the effects of the new rule, current enrollees can use the grace period but cannot carry funds over to the 2015 plan year.  

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