Flexible Spending Accounts

Ohio State is proud to provide access to high-quality benefits that can help support your health and financial goals as part of the total rewards available to faculty and staff. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are available to set aside pre-tax dollars to be reimbursed for eligible health or dependent care expenses.

When enrolling, you determine how much money you want to contribute for the plan year and the funds are then withheld from your pay and reduce your taxable income. As you incur eligible expenses and submit claims, you will be reimbursed from your account(s).

You do not have to enroll in an Ohio State medical plan to participate in an FSA through Ohio State.

You should be aware of IRS rules for FSA plans, including:

  • You may not use funds from one FSA account to pay for expenses that apply to the other FSA account; and
  • Any unused funds remaining in your account after the close of the reimbursement period for that plan year must be forfeited.

Documents and Resources

Select the tiles below for additional information on each of these accounts.