Flexible spending accounts for 2021

Healthcare FSAs allow you to set aside $150 to $2,750 per year to pay for medical, prescription, dental and vision care out-of-pocket expenses incurred by you and your eligible dependents. Eligible products do not include over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. For new participants, a debit card with access to the full amount you elected will be mailed to you in January. If you have an HSA account, you can only use your FSA to pay for dental and vision related expenses.

Click here for your eligible Health Care FSA expenses

Grace period for Healthcare FSA: The Internal Revenue Service has approved a 10-week extension of the incurred period for health care expenses. This means that if you have funds in your Healthcare FSA remaining from the prior plan year, you can still submit eligible health care expenses incurred from Jan. 1 until March 15 of the plan year following the year of contribution, and they will be considered eligible for reimbursement. The deadline to submit claims for both the Healthcare FSA and Dependent Care FSA is March 31.


Due to the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 stimulus bill, the deadline to use remaining funds in your 2020 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for health care and/or dependent care has been extended from March 15, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

If you currently have a 2021 PayFlex FSA for health care and/or dependent care, PayFlex has moved your unused 2020 funds into the corresponding 2021 account. And if you don’t have a 2021 PayFlex FSA for health care and/or dependent care, PayFlex created a 2021 account with your 2020 unused funds. All your eligible expenses will be deducted from this 2021 balance. Please log into PayFlex to review your new account balance(s).

Please call PayFlex at 844-729-3539 or log into your account and click Help & Support to email or message member services regarding any questions about your FSA or the extension.

Dependent Care FSAs allow you to set aside $150 to $5,000 per family, per year to pay for dependent care expenses, such as elder care or the care of a disabled spouse, and daycare costs and summer camps for those under the age of 13.

  • Dependent Care FSAs are audited by the IRS for discrimination testing. Highly compensated employees may have their benefits reduced. If applicable, you will be notified during the first half of the year.

Click here for your eligible Dependent Care FSA expenses.

Commuter benefit
A Commuter Transit Account is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for public transit – including train, subway, bus, and ferry – as part of your daily commute to and from work. The pre-tax payroll deduction can be set up through your PayFlex account. Identify the transit agency pass you want to purchase, and you will have the option of automatic delivery to your home or office. Visit payflex.com or call 844-729-3539 to enroll. Parking, Transit and Vanpooling monthly limit is $270 effective January 1, 2020.

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