JHU Benefits Site - Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

You may contribute up to $2,550 a year to the Health Care FSA. The IRS maintains a list of eligible expenses. Some expenses eligible for reimbursement through a Health Care FSA include:

  • Copays
  • Deductibles
  • Coinsurance not covered by your health plan
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications prescribed by physician
  • Durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
  • Eyeglasses/Contact lenses

Up to $500 in unused health care FSA contributions will automatically be carried over to the next calendar year and can be applied to eligible expenses in that year. The carryover amount does not require an election amount or any payroll deduction and will be deposited into your health care FSA on May 15 every year. Claims will first be paid from the current plan year's balance and then deducted from any carryover amounts.

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