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I have a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) and I am switching to a Limited Expense Health Care Flexible Spending Account (LEX HCFSA) during Open Season am I still eligible for carry over?

If you are eligible for carry over it does not matter that you switched from a HCFSA to a LEX FSA during Open Season. Next year when the carry over money becomes available for use, those funds can be used for the type of eligible expenses available with the account you are currently enrolled.

For example: If you had a HCFSA this year and elected a LEX FSA during Open Season for next year, on May 1st of next year you could use all available funds (carry over and newly elected) in your FSA towards any eligible LEX FSA expenses.  However, you could not use any available funds towards expenses that would solely be considered an HCFSA eligible expense.

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