A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a plan designed to help you manage the rising costs of health care by allowing you to set aside money to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. You can think of it as a personal account just for health care expenses.
You set aside money on a pre-tax basis — this means as long as you use the money for eligible medical expenses, you won’t pay income taxes on it. Download a list of eligible medical expenses or use our Election Worksheet to estimate your health care costs and decide how much to put in your FSA.
2018 FSA Maximum Contribution Limit: $2,650
Increase Your Take-Home Pay
Paying fewer taxes means you keep more of the money you make. In the example pictured, Jane estimates she will spend $2,400 on medical expenses for herself next year. Here’s how she can save with an FSA.
Jane's Annual Income
Jane's Taxable Income
Jane's Take-Home Pay
Out-of-Pocket Health Card Expenses
Jane's Spendable Income
Jane's Savings Each Year
The savings amounts in the example are provided by Surency for illustrative purposes only. You may save more or less based on your own tax situation. Some states do not recognize these tax exclusions for this program. No part of this website is tax, financial, or legal advice. You should consult your own legal and tax advisers regarding your personal situation and whether this is the right program for you.
How Does It Work?
Participating in a Surency Flex FSA is easy.
Once you’ve enrolled and set your annual election amount, that amount will be automatically deducted from your paycheck in equal increments throughout the year before you pay federal, state, and FICA taxes on the designated amount. Your entire election amount is available to you at the start of the Plan Year.
When you are ready to use the money in your FSA for an eligible medical expense, just swipe your Surency Flex Benefits Card. If you don’t have a Surency Flex Benefits Card or you prefer to pay upfront then be reimbursed, you can file a claim electronically from the Member Account or the Surency Flex Mobile App, and you will be reimbursed with money from your FSA as long as you have funds available.
To avoid forfeiting any money, make sure all funds in your FSA are used by the end of the year.
Estimate your possible tax savings with this Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Calculator.