The Beniversal FSA provides convenient and seamless access to your Flexible Spending Account by combining the Beniversal Prepaid MasterCard®, online and mobile account access and personalized service options. The Beniversal Card The Beniversal Prepaid Mastercard provides you with real-time access to your account funds to pay for eligible health care expenses. Benefit Resource uses information from the […]
No. IRS regulations do not allow this.
Your Medical FSA will terminate as of the date your employment terminates. Eligible medical services provided prior to your date of termination will still be eligible for reimbursement, but services provided after the date of termination will not be eligible unless you are eligible for and elect to continue coverage under COBRA. See additional information […]
No. You must enroll again before the beginning of each new plan year. This gives you a chance to change your election each plan year as your circumstances change.
If I elect too much for my FSA during the plan year and cannot use it, what happens to the extra funds?
Refer to your Plan Highlights regarding unused FSA funds. Any forfeited funds are returned to your employer, but the IRS has imposed strict regulations on the use of these funds (they cannot be refunded to the employees who forfeited them). Employees should be conservative when estimating the amount to elect for an FSA.
No. Money directed to one type of Account can be used only for expenses relating to that Account. This is true even if all the money in one Account is not used and the other Account runs short.
No. Services must be provided on or after your effective date.
Eligibility of expenses is dictated by the IRS and those guidelines are used by Benefit Resource. The services of an attorney are utilized if an additional opinion is needed or research is required to clarify the eligibility of an expense.
The amount available for a Medical FSA = the total amount you elected for the current plan year minus any prior payments and reimbursements. The amount available for a Dependent Care FSA = the total payroll deductions posted to your Account for the current plan year minus any prior payments and reimbursements.
Since I will not pay Social Security taxes on money contributed to an FSA, will my Social Security benefits be lower when I retire or if I become disabled?
Tax-free contributions may slightly reduce your Social Security benefits. However, the value of your tax savings with an FSA should more than offset the slight reduction in Social Security benefits in future years.
You will not pay federal income tax, Social Security tax and most state taxes (varies by state) on contributions to a Medical and/or Dependent Care FSA.
Enrolling in an FSA allows you to make tax-free salary contributions to pay for eligible medical and dependent care expenses that are not covered or reimbursed by any other source. FSAs increase your take-home pay by reducing taxable income, making these out-of-pocket expenses more affordable!
Generally, your election cannot be changed during a plan year unless you experience a Qualified Status Change (QSC) as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. A change in election must be on account of a QSC event, so the election change must be made within the time frame required by your Employer after the QSC. […]
There are several ways you can determine your account balance: It’s displayed on the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) issued with each reimbursement check/Direct Deposit advice. Access Account information 24/7 when you log into BRIWEB or by the BRiMobile app for mobile device users. Use the automated QuickBalance feature. Call Participant Services at (800) 473-9595 and […]
Yes. Participation in each FSA is completely voluntary – you can enroll in one, both or neither. To participate, you must make your election(s) prior to the beginning of each new plan year.
Any applicable maximum/minimum amounts for your annual FSA elections are indicated in your Plan Highlights.
Eligibility requirements for a Medical FSA and a Dependent Care FSA are indicated in your Plan Highlights.
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is part of the benefit plan offered to you by your employer and allows you to use tax-free dollars to pay for certain medical and/or dependent care expenses. There are two types of FSAs: a Medical FSA (for eligible medical services provided to you, your spouse or your dependent) and […]