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A health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is designed to help you use pre-tax payroll contributions to pay for most medical, dental, prescription, hearing and vision expenses not covered by other health care plans for you, your spouse and your eligible dependents.
To take advantage of a health care FSA, you need to be enrolled in the Premium PPO Plan, Standard PPO Plan or other coverage (i.e. HMO or coverage through spouse).
Tax advantage accounts have certain tax advantages; therefore, the IRS regulates all tax advantage accounts. By law, any funds not used for services during the year will be lost. In other words, "use it or lose it." See the
www.irs.gov website for the complete list of qualified expenses, Publication 502.
Changing your health care FSA contribution amount mid-year can only occur if you experience a qualifying status change. Contact
Farm Credit Foundations for more information.
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You will receive a debit card when you enroll in the Health Care FSA Debit Card option. You can use your debit card for FSA expenses at most pharmacies and physician offices and wherever MasterCard debit cards are accepted.
Health care claims may be substantiated at time of checkout. If approved, you will be paid up to the plan year contribution amount you have elected – even if you do not have those funds yet available.
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required to substantiate your card transactions during the plan year.
With this payment option, BCBS of IL, Caremark and Delta Dental of Kansas will report to PayFlex any eligible expenses that are not covered under the plan. PayFlex will automatically reimburse you for those expenses. No further substantiation is required. If you file a claim outside of the Auto Pay process, you will be required to provide substantiation.
Your total annual health care contributions are available to be reimbursed at any time during the year. For example, if your claims exceed the balance in your health care spending account, you will be reimbursed up to the total amount you have elected to deposit for the year, regardless of the amount you have contributed at the time you submit your claim. Save your receipts, as you may have to show the IRS the expense was qualified.
You may contribute up to $2,600 a year to the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). When deciding the amount you wish to contribute to this account, take into consideration:
Qualified expenses eligible for reimbursement with FSAs include:
PayFlex’s website for a list of eligible and non-eligible expenses.