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Take Advantage of FSA Grace Period

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) rules just got more flexible.

FSAs allow employees to use tax-free dollars to pay qualified expenses, subject to limits. Due to the pandemic, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) temporarily loosens some limits for health FSAs and dependent care FSAs.

One such change is a longer grace period after the end of a plan year, when employees can apply unused funds for expenses incurred in the grace period. Under prior law, the grace period was 2 ½ months, before unused funds may be forfeited. The CAA gives employers the option to amend their FSA plans, extending the grace period to 12 months after the end of 2020 and 2021.

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