New 2020 claim submissions will no longer be accepted.
The extended 2020 deadline of May 31, 2021, has passed. University Benefits will no longer accept new submissions for 2020 reimbursement requests.
Deadline for 2020 claims extended:
University Benefits is extending the deadline for 2020 FSA claim submissions from April 30th to May 31st. If you have remaining funds, you will have up until the end of the day (11:59 pm) to submit your claims. Please note that May 31 is a holiday, and all university offices will be closed that day. Please plan accordingly if you need help or have questions.
FSA claim processing update
Currently, we are experiencing very high claim volumes. Our team is processing online claims in the order they are received. It can take up to 20-30 business days for your claim to be completed. We thank you for your patience as we work through this busy time.
Updated 4/1/2020 due to CARES Act
New Federal regulations included in the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act passed on March 27, 2020, establish that distributions from Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts will be allowed to reimburse the cost of over-the-counter medicines or drugs without a prescription. This update is retroactive to purchases made on January 1, 2020, or later. Please visit the Health Care FSA Eligible Expenses page to review what can be reimbursed for in 2020.
Related FSA documents and forms
- Instructions on How to Submit an Online FSA Claim (pdf)
- HCSA Letter of Medical Necessity (pdf)
- FSA Transportation Worksheet (pdf)
- FSA Salary Reduction Form (pdf)
- Request for Reimbursement from your HCSA (pdf)
- Request for Reimbursement from your DCSA (pdf)
- Dependent Care Receipt Template (pdf)
For detailed University of Iowa program information, please review the Flexible Spending Account Program Guide (pdf).