Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Human Resources at Ohio State

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

FSA Details

  • If you are participating in 2023 Health Care FSA, activate your debit card upon receipt. The last four digits of your ID code are the last four digits of your employee ID.
  • Those who do not have a Health Care FSA but are eligible for an HRA will receive their debit card once they earn their first HRA credits in 2023.
  • Consider setting up direct deposit for FSA/HRA/LSA reimbursement requests. It may take up to seven (7) business days to verify banking information.
  • Eligible 2022 FSA or HRA expenses should be submitted to TASC via the My FSA/HRA (TASC) in Workday.
  • Claims must be submitted no later than March 31, 2023. You are encouraged to submit claims as soon as possible to allow for processing time.

(subject to eligibility to participate in the FSA Program)

Plan Year: Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2022
Pre-tax payroll contributions made during the plan year.

Incurred Expense/Reimbursement  Window: Jan. 1, 2022 – March 15, 2023
Incur eligible expenses to be reimbursed from the funds in your FSA(s). This date window includes the grace period.

Reimbursement Filing Deadline: March 31, 2023
All requests for reimbursement must be received by TASC no later than March 31, 2023 or you will forfeit the unclaimed balance in your FSA(s). 2022 claims reimbursement should be submitted to TASC.

(subject to eligibility to participate in the FSA Program)

Plan Year: Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2023
Pre-tax payroll contributions made during the plan year.

Incurred Expense/Reimbursement  Window: Jan. 1, 2023 – March 15, 2024
Incur eligible expenses to be reimbursed from the funds in your FSA(s). This date window includes the grace period.

Reimbursement Filing Deadline: March 31, 2024
All requests for reimbursement must be received by TASC no later than March 31, 2022 or you will forfeit the unclaimed balance in your FSA(s). 2023 claims reimbursement should be submitted to HealthEquity|WageWorks.