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Federal Employees News Digest : Nov. 26, 2012
With an FSAFEDS exible spending account, you save on a wide variety of everyday medical, dental, vision and day care expenses. It's a tax break that's simple to use and works for all active Federal employees. You're going to have these expenses anyway, so why pay more in taxes than you have to? Your contributions to FSAFEDS are deducted from your salary BEFORE taxes...just like your ri Savings Plan contributions. at's how you save -- you don't pay taxes on your FSAFEDS contributions and end up with more money in your pocket as a result! e average person will save about 30% each year. at's like receiving a 30%-o coupon. Who can say "no" to that? With that type of savings, a Fed earning $50,000 and contributing $2,000 to an FSAFEDS account will have around $600 more to spend each year. For more information on this great tax break, please visit www.FSAFEDS.com. FSAFEDS works very easily. First you enroll. Money is withheld from your pay and put in your account. Starting with your e ective date, you pay out-of-pocket for eligible expenses. You submit a claim and receive reimbursement from your account. e three types of FSAFEDS accounts are: e Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) is account reimburses eligible health care expenses NOT covered or reimbursed by the Federal Employees Health Bene ts Program (FEHB), the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) or any other insurance coverage. is includes expenses for you and/or your dependents. e minimum annual election is $250 and the maximum annual election is $2,500. e Limited Expense HCFSA (LEX HCFSA) is account reimburses ONLY eligible dental and vision expenses NOT covered or reimbursed by the Federal Employees Health Bene ts Program (FEHB), the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) or any other insurance coverage. is includes expenses for you and/or your tax dependents. To be eligible for a LEX HCFSA, you MUST be enrolled in or covered by a High Deductible Health Plan in 2013 AND have a Health Savings Account in 2013. e minimum annual election is $250 and the maximum annual election is $2,500. e Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) is account reimburses eligible day care expenses for your children under age thirteen or any dependents on your Federal tax return who are incapable of self-care. You (and your spouse, if married) must be working, looking for work (with income during the year) or attending school full time. e minimum annual election is $250 and the maximum annual election is $5,000. Click here to see a huge list of FSAFEDS eligible services and products. And with FSAFEDS, you have 14 ½ months to incur eligible expenses, when you enroll during Open Season! at's until March 15, 2014 to incur expenses and until April 30, 2014 to le claims. So what are you waiting for? Enroll in the bene t that saves you money -- you have until December 10, 2012 to do so! See our videos and enroll at www.FSAFEDS.com. Questions? Call toll-free 1-877-FSAFEDS (372-3337), TTY: 1-800-952-0450. Please note: Current participants must re-enroll to participate in the 2013 Bene t Period. Enrollments DO NOT carry forward from year to year. GET A FED-FRIENDLY TAX BREAK IN 2013!
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