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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

 

Plan Year 2015 Information
2015 FSA Plan Booklet
Tax Savings Calculator
Health Care FSA Eligible Expenses
Dependent Care FSA Eligible Expenses

Plan Year 2014 Information
2014 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 
March 15, 2015  Last day to incur charges for the 2014 FSA plan year through WageWorks©
New! Extended Date
May 31, 2015 
Last day to submit reimbursement requests for the 2014 FSA plan year through WageWorks© 

2015 FSA Plan Year
November 3, - December 1, 2014 Open Enrollment for plan year 2015 
January 1, 2015 First day of the 2015 FSA plan year
January 15, 2015 First payroll deduction occurs for the 2015 plan year
December 31, 2015 Last day in the 2015 FSA plan year
March 15, 2016 Grace period ends - Last day to incur charges for the 2015 FSA plan year through WageWorks©
New! Extended Date
May 31, 2016
Last day to submit reimbursement requests for the 2015 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 
 
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 digits of your social security number.
 

Log In to your WageWorks account or download the EZ Receipts Mobile Application to easily manage your existing FSA account.
 

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