What happens to unused money in my account?

HCFSAs are “use or lose” accounts. This means, at the end of your plan year, the funds remaining in your account may be forfeited and returned to your employer.

If your employer has elected a carryover provision, you may be able to carry over up to $500 of unused HCFSA contributions to the next plan year.

If your employer has elected a grace period, you will have 2.5 months following the end of your plan year to incur HCFSA claims for the previous plan year’s account balance.

Your plan also includes a runoff period that allows you to file claims for the previous plan year’s expenses. However, these expenses must have been incurred during the plan year or grace period (if applicable).

Log in to your online account to view your plan dates or talk to your employer to discuss specifics.

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