Flexible Spending

Special COVID-19 Provisions:

For employees with a 2020 FSA balance, the grace period for medical and dependent care FSA accounts has been extended through the end of 2021.  Claims must be submitted no later than 12/31/21.

For the 2021 FSA Plan Year, employees can prospectively make mid-year medical and dependent care FSA changes (elect, cancel, or change yearly contribution amounts) without a qualifying event. Election changes cannot reduce your contribution below the amount contributed or reimbursed year to date. Under this provision, changes must be submitted no later than 11/24/21, with coverage effective in the pay period following the date the change is submitted.

  1. What is an FSA / TRA?
  2. Contact & Account Info
  3. Eligibility
  4. Options
  5. Important Information
  6. FSA Resources

What is an FSA/TRA?


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Transportation Reimbursement Accounts (TRA) allow you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain dependent care, health care, and transportation expenses that you would normally pay for with after-tax dollars. This can mean a significant tax savings on qualified expenses.


You have 30 days from the date you begin working to enroll in this plan, or you may enroll during the annual open enrollment period held in December. To continue participation, you must re-enroll each year.


For FSA/TRA new hire enrollment, within 30 days of hire, log into Employee Self Service in PeopleSoft, select the Benefit Details tile and complete the steps under Benefits Enrollment. For FSA qualifying event changes mid-year, you will create a life event under the Benefit Details tile and for TRA qualifying event changes mid-year, you will need to complete a paper form


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