Flexible Spending Accounts Get A Little Less Inflexible With Ability To Roll Money Over

Flexible Spending Accounts Get A Little Less Inflexible With Ability To Roll Money Over

Some 14 million American families participate in employer-sponsored flexible spending accounts that let you put pre-tax money into an account to be used on medical expenses that aren’t covered by insurance. But millions of consumers elect not to have an FSA because of the “use it or lose it” requirement that forfeits unused funds at the end of the year. So in an effort to get people participating, the IRS will be allowing companies to offer FSAs that let employees roll over up to $500 in unused funds into the next year. [More]

Use Your Flexible Spending Account To Whip Medical Bills And Taxes

Use Your Flexible Spending Account To Whip Medical Bills And Taxes

If you get heath insurance from your employer, you can probably take advantage of a flexible spending account (FSA) to cut your taxable income and lessen the impact of medical bills that sting you throughout the year. The way things usually work is to require you to commit a dollar figure to the account, then use the money to pay medical bills as they arise. Since the money comes out of your check, you’re never taxed on the amount. [More]