IRS Announces 2021 FSA Contribution Limits, Max Carryover, and Transportation Contribution Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Rev. Proc. 2020-45, announcing annual limits for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contributions, maximum carryover amounts, and Transportation benefit (Transit/Commuter/Parking) contribution limits. FSA, LPFSA, and related limits for 2021 will remain the same as they are for 2020. Learn more about 2021 FSA contribution limits and other updates below. 2021 FSA … Read more

LPFSA – Tips for the Bonus Benefits Account

When you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), you’re also eligible to sign up for a Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA). Having both benefit accounts can save you even more on taxes and cover those necessary healthcare related expenses. A question for many people is “how do you maximize both accounts?” Here are some … Read more

Smile! Getting Dental Care with Your FSA (or HSA)

Dental care is costly. First, you have the cost of insurance (if you choose to enroll). Depending on your coverage, you may get a checkup, cleanings, and x-rays once or twice a year. But what happens when you, your spouse, or your child needs a filling, root canal, orthodontia, or an emergency extraction? Insurance probably … Read more

Seven Facts Employees Should Know About FSAs and HSAs During Enrollment Season

Benefits enrollment season is a time for making important decisions regarding healthcare expenses for you and your family. In addition to health insurance options, many companies sponsor tax-advantaged healthcare accounts, like Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). FSAs and HSAs are popular because you can save money on taxes while setting aside … Read more

What is an LPFSA?

What is an LPFSA?

You’re familiar with healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), with which you can set aside money from your paycheck pre-tax (before payroll taxes are calculated) to use in paying eligible medical expenses. You may not be as familiar, though, with the Limited-Purpose FSA (LPFSA). What is an LPFSA? An LPFSA is an option made available by … Read more

FSA Terminology: Use It or Lose It, Grace Period, Carryover, and More

Whether you’re new to or familiar with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), there are some key terms you should know. FSAs are employer-sponsored benefit plans. When the plan is setup, the employer has several spending options to choose from: use it or lose it, grace period, and carryover. In order to max out your tax-free benefit … Read more