Lifestyle Spending Account

To support health and well-being, Ohio State offers eligible employees the option of using a Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA) to reimburse personal expenses related to health, fitness, family, emotional and social wellness.

The LSA can help you improve overall health by customizing your benefits.

The LSA reimburses you up to $125 quarterly (a total of $500 per year) for an eligible service or expense. No enrollment is needed to participate. This benefit is part of Ohio State’s commitment to wellness.

Documents and Resources

Eligible Expenses

How It Works

Eligible expenses (see above) must be incurred during the calendar quarter for which you are being reimbursed and submitted no later than 15 days following the end of the quarter. Unused funds do not roll over to the following quarter. 

University contributions will be allocated each quarter on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

LSA Dates and Deadlines
Claim Incur Start Date Claim Incur End Date Claim Filing Deadline
January 1 March 31 April 15
April 1 June 30 July 15
July 1 September 30 October 15
October 1 December 31 January 15 (following year)

Eligible Ohio State employees may submit multiple claims each quarter, but you will only be reimbursed up to the benefit maximum of $125 each quarter. To submit your claims to HealthEquity|WageWorks, the LSA administrator, sign into Workday, select Benefits, and click through the “My HRA/FSA/LSA (HealthEquity)” link. If approved, you will receive your reimbursement via check or direct deposit.

Please note this is a taxable benefit if used.

How to File a Reimbursement Claim

If you incur an eligible LSA expense, you may be reimbursed from your LSA by:

  • Filling out a LSA Reimbursement Form and faxing it to HealthEquity|WageWorks at 1-877-353-9236 or mail it to Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 14053, Lexington, KY, 40512 with copies of appropriate receipts.
  • Filing a claim online: Log in to Workday, click on Menu at the top left, click Benefits, click My FSA/HRA/LSA (HealthEquity) under External Links. Scan and upload appropriate receipts.
  • Filing a claim using the EZ Receipts mobile app: Use your mobile device to take a photo of appropriate receipts. To begin using EZ Receipts, follow these steps:
    • Go to Workday and click on the My FSA/HRA/LSA (HealthEquity) link under the Benefits app.
    • On the account page click your name at the top right, click Profile.
    • Click on one of the active accounts under your profile.
    • On the next page at the left click username & password, this information will be specific to the EZ Receipts mobile app.
    • Enter a username
    • Enter a password, click save changes.
    • Download EZ Receipts in the Apple app store or Google Play. Enter the username and password above to use the app after download.

The money reimbursed from the LSA will be paid directly to you via check or direct deposit.


Eligible Ohio State employees include full-time and part-time (at least 50% FTE) in a regular or term position. Individuals employed by external entities – e.g., Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Central Ohio Technical College, OSU Physicians and Faculty Club – are not eligible for this benefit. Temporary employees, such as graduate students, are also not eligible for this benefit.

Ohio State employees will need to be in an eligible position on the first day of the quarter to receive the contribution for that quarter. Those hired or who become eligible after the first day of a calendar quarter will receive the LSA benefit beginning with the next quarter that they are eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

LSA Expense Ideas for Next Year

What if I want to spend my money on something that isn’t currently on the eligible expense list? Submit your ideas for future consideration.