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

(subject to eligibility to participate in the FSA Program)

Deadline extended for 2021 Flexible Spending Account filing deadline
The university is extending the filing deadline for 2021 Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) claims. This is a one-time allowable extension due to COVID-19. FSA participants with 2021 balances have until May 31, 2022, to submit claims with all required documentation. There is no change to the claims-incurred dates or grace period, which remain January 1, 2021, to March 15, 2022. Participants can view balances and submit claims by logging into Workday. Click Benefits and My FSA/HRA to access TASC, the university’s FSA vendor. Read more about Deadline Extended for 2021 FSA Claims Filing.

Plan Year: Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2021
Pre-tax payroll contributions made during the plan year.

Incurred Expense/Reimbursement  Window: Jan. 1, 2021 – Mar. 15, 2022
Incur eligible expenses to be reimbursed from the funds in your FSA(s). This date window includes the grace period.

Reimbursement Filing Deadline: Mar. 31, 2022
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).

(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 – Mar. 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: Mar. 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).