Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
2017 FSA Open Enrollment:
November 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016
NEW! 2017 Plan Year Update: The IRS issued a notice that will increase the annual contribution limit for 2017 Health Care FSAs to $2,600, effective January 1, 2017.
The State of Michigan offers two types of FSAs. Health Care FSAs allow you to put aside pre-tax dollars for health care expenses not covered by any medical, dental, or vision care plan. Dependent Care FSAs allow you to put aside pre-tax dollars to cover child/elder care expenses (such as day care) for your eligible dependents so you can work.
When you elect a Health Care FSA, your account is funded with the full amount you've chosen at the beginning of the year. A Dependent Care FSA works a lot like a Health Care FSA, except funds are available as contributions are deducted from your paycheck.
The State of Michigan offers a Grace Period for the 2016 and 2017 plan years of two months and 15 days following the end of each plan year. During this time, balances remaining in either your Health Care FSA or Dependent Care FSA plan may be used to reimburse eligible expenses incurred during the Grace Period. You must enroll each year to participate; elections do not carry over year-to-year.
2016 FSA Plan Year
- December 31, 2016 - Last day of the 2016 FSA plan year.
- March 15, 2017 - Last day to incur charges for the 2016 FSA plan year through WageWorks©.
- May 31, 2017 - Last day to submit substantiation documentation and receipts to WageWorks© for the 2016 FSA plan year.
2017 FSA Plan Year
- November 1 - November 30, 2016 - Open Enrollment for the 2017 FSA plan year.
- January 1, 2017 - First day of the 2017 FSA plan year.
- January 12, 2017 - First payroll deduction for the 2017 FSA plan year.
- December 31, 2017 - Last day of the 2017 FSA plan year.
- March 15, 2018 - Last day to incur charges for the 2017 FSA plan year through WageWorks©.
- May 31, 2018 - Last day to submit substantiation documentation and receipts to WageWorks© for the 2017 FSA plan year.
When submitting a claim or contacting WageWorks©, you will be asked to provide an ID Code. Enter the last four digits of your employee ID number, not the last four of your social security number.