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FSA How Does It Work

Contributions are made through payroll deductions.
Contributions are held by your employer until you file for reimbursements.
Limited Purpose FSAs pair with HSAs.
Health Care FSAs can reimburse medical and prescription expenses.


  • Made through payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis
  • Held by your employer until used to reimburse claims

Eligible Expenses

  • Deductibles
  • Coinsurance
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental Expenses
  • Vision Care
  • 213d list
  • Keep records to substantiate claims
  • Dependent Care Expenses
  • Submit a claim

Types of FSAs

  • Health Care FSA – qualified medical, dental, vision expenses (not HSA-qualified)
  • Limited Purpose FSA – qualified dental, vision expenses (HSA-qualified)
  • Dependent Care FSA – qualified child/adult dependent care while you work or attend school