Flexible Spending Accounts – “Use or Lose” Modification

by | Nov 6, 2013 | Tax and Accounting Desk

Now that FSAs are limited to $2500, the Use or Lose has been modified. This may entice those worried about ‘losing’ a bit more likely to sign up.

FSA participants are now allowed to carry over $500 to use in the following plan year. This provides an alternative to the current “grace period” rule, which means you can’t have both a grace period and the carry over.

So now it’s grace period or carry over.  Much better than use or lose.

For more information see IRS Notice 2013-71.

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