Employees will be able to contribute up to $2,650 to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in 2017, a $50 increase from the 2017 amount, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-58.
One key difference between health savings accounts (HSAs) and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) is that in some circumstances HSAs can reimburse Medicare and other insurance premiums; health FSAs cannot. Recent guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Information Letter 2017-0004 confirmed this fact.
Unlike summer blockbuster movies with a large cast of key characters, benefit plan documentation has just three: the plan document under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the summary plan description (SPD), and the Internal Revenue Code Section 125 cafeteria plan document.
Generally speaking, money contributed to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in any plan year can be used only to reimburse qualified expenses incurred during that year; money not used to reimburse eligible medical expenses incurred during the plan year is forfeited.
The Internal Revenue Service is passing along a reminder to eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2017.
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Question: While an employee is out on an approved FMLA leave, can the employee use their medical and/or dependent care FSA money while on leave? If not, what if they are still contributing to the plan?
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