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OPM.gov / News / Latest News / News Archives / Releases / 2021 / June / NEWS: Flexible Spending Accounts: Special Enrollment Period and New Flexibilities for the 2020 and 2021 Plan Years

News Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 14, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-594-6827

NEWS: Flexible Spending Accounts: Special Enrollment Period and New Flexibilities for the 2020 and 2021 Plan Years 

In response to recent legislation (Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 2021) and IRS guidance, the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) is announcing a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) and new flexibilities for the 2020 and 2021 plan years to Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (HCFSAs), Limited Expense Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (LEX HCFSAs), and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSAs). The SEP will be from June 1 through June 30. For questions, please contact FSAFEDS by visiting www.FSAFEDS.com or by calling 1-877-FSAFEDS (372-3337.

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