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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

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Notice: The U.S. Department of Treasury and IRS issued a notice on October 31, 2013 revising the "Use It or Lose It" rule for Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).  This modification will now permit employers to choose to allow up to $500 of unused amounts remaining at the end of a plan year in a Health Care FSA to be paid or reimbursed to plan participants for qualified medical expenses incurred during the following plan year, provided that the plan does not also incorporate the grace period rule.

The State of Michigan currently offers a grace period and will continue to do so for the 2014 & 2015 plan years.  Civil Service Commission will evaluate this revised ruling and determine how future plan years will be administered.  

DETAILS

2014 FSA Open Enrollment Announcement
2014 FSA Plan Booklet
Tax Savings Calculator


2013 FSA Plan Booklet
 

Effective January 1, 2013,
IRS regulations mandate that the Healthcare FSA maximum allowable contribution is $2,500.

TIMELINE
2014 FSA Plan Year  
November 1 - December 2, 2013  Open Enrollment for the 2014 FSA plan year 
January 2, 2014  First payroll deduction for the 2014 FSA plan year 
2013 FSA Plan Year  
March 15, 2014  Last day to incur charges for the 2013 FSA plan year through WageWorks©
New! Extended Date
April 30, 2014
Last day to submit reimbursement requests for the 2013 FSA plan year through WageWorks© 

ANSWERS
Grace Period Q & A
Health Care Card Q & A  

FORMS
Health Care Flexible Spending Mid-Year Enrollment Form
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Mid-Year Enrollment Form
Life Event / Election Change Form
Claim Forms and More 

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Note: Per IRS regulations, the Health Care FSA mileage rate is .235 cents per mile.