HSA Resources

FSA Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about FSAs. Click a topic and drill down to find the answer.

You can also find additional information in the Education Video Library.

Select a Category and then Select a Question.

• Eligibility and Enrollment

  • How do I enroll?

  • Do I have to keep the same election each year?

  • How do I contribute money to my health or dependent care FSA?

• Health FSAs

  • What is a Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

  • Are insurance premiums an eligible expense?

  • Are over-the-counter (OTCs) drugs reimbursable?

  • If I terminate employment or retire, can I receive the remaining balance in my Health FSA?

  • If I terminate employment or retire, can I be reimbursed for expenses incurred after my termination date?

• Dependent Care FSAs

  • What is a Dependent Care FSA?

  • Who is a qualified dependent under the Dependent Care FSA?

• Distributions

  • Can an adult be a qualified dependent?

  • Do I have to use a daycare facility?

  • Does my daycare provider have to be licensed?

  • Does my daycare provider have to be 18?

  • My child attends camp during the summer. Is this eligible?

  • When can I be reimbursed for dependent daycare expenses?

• Changing Your Election

  • What if I discover that I elected too much for the Health and/or Dependent Care FSA? Can I change my election?

  • What is an IRS “Change in Status” that will allow me to change my FSA election?

  • If I elected too much in my Health FSA, but not enough in my Dependent Care FSA, can I move money from one account to the other?

• Unused Funds

  • What happens if I don’t use all the money elected in my FSA?

• Submitting Claims for Reimbursement

  • How do I submit a claim for the Health or Dependent Care FSA?

  • May I submit expenses for my spouse and children for reimbursement through my Health FSA?

  • What supporting documentation must I submit with each Health FSA claim?

  • What supporting documentation must I file with each Dependent Care claim?

  • What happens if a claim exceeds the amount currently available in my Dependent Care FSA?

  • How do I know why my claim was denied?

  • Why may the amount of my reimbursement differ from the amount of my request?