Health Care Flexible Spending Account

A Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible health care expenses for you and your qualified dependents. Examples of eligible expenses may include health plan deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance; eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses; prescription drugs; dental care, including orthodontia; and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and medications.

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

You can contribute anywhere from $100 up to $3,200 annually to a Health Care FSA, and your entire annual election is eligible to be reimbursed prior to you having the full amount deducted from your pay.

Documentation requirements

Documentation is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for all FSA reimbursements to ensure the dates of service are eligible and the expense is a qualified medical expense. See the Documentation Requirements section below for more information.

Documents and Resources

Health Care FSA Details

This is intended to be an overview. Refer to the Plan Document for complete information. In the event the information on these pages differs from the Plan Document, the Plan Document will govern.