Health Flexible Spending Account

News on Carryover Dollars for your Health FSA 

September 2018 

Changes have been made to the way your Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) pays out your carryover dollars (funds you contributed to the HFSA in a prior plan year but did not spend that year). As in previous years, Health FSA participants are allowed to carry over up to $500 from the previous plan year. With this recent change to the plan, however, your carryover dollars are the first to be spent when you submit a claim in the new plan year. Previously, current contributions were used first.  

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If you are not currently participating in a Health FSA, you have the opportunity to enroll for 2019 in the upcoming Benefit Enrollment and Change period beginning October 8. Click here for more information on the State of Iowa Health Flexible Spending Account.