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Flexible Spending Account

  • No.  2014 health care FSA participants have a 2-1/2 month grace period from January 1, 2015 through March 15, 2015.  During this grace period, these participants can incur eligible health care expenses and be reimbursed from their 2014 balance.  This is the last year health care FSAs have a grace period.

    2015 health care FSA participants will not have a grace period; instead, they will be able to carry over up to $500 of unspent funds from 2015 to 2016.
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  • The grace period is an additional 2 ½ months (running January 1 through March 15) during which you can incur eligible expenses that can be reimbursed from your prior year’s balance.  The grace period helps participants avoid forfeiting any of the funds deposited in their FSA account.  Dependent care accounts have a grace period every year.  The last grace period for health care accounts is January 1, 2015 through March 15, 2015.  
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  • Yes.  Like general expense health care FSAs, limited expense health care FSAs have a grace period from January 1, 2015 through March 15, 2015. During this grace period, you can incur eligible expenses for your type of health care FSA and be reimbursed from your 2014 balance. This is the last grace period for health care FSAs.

    If you enroll in a general expense or limited expense health care FSA for 2015, you will not have a grace period.  Instead, you will be able to carry over up to $500 of unspent funds into another health care account in 2016.
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