Flexible Spending Accounts

Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are a great way to save money on taxes.

Credits and/or pre-tax money from your wages are deposited monthly into a spending account. Deposits to these accounts avoid all federal, state, local and Social Security/Medicare taxes. When you incur qualified expenses, you file for reimbursement from the account. Once you are reimbursed, you have paid your expenses with tax-free money.

For detailed program information, please review the 2019 Flexible Spending Account Program Guide (pdf)

All staff paid on a monthly basis whose salaries are subject to state and federal taxes are eligible to participate. You are eligible to enroll when you are hired and become benefit eligible or during the annual benefits open enrollment period. You can only enroll or make a change to an FSA outside of these times if you have a qualifying event. 

Related Documents

Instructions on How to Submit an Online FSA Claim (pdf)

Health Care Spending Account Reimbursement Form (pdf)

HCSA Letter of Medical Necessity (pdf)

Dependent Care Spending Account Request for Reimbursement (pdf)

Contact Information

University Benefits Flexible Spending Accounts

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.