Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Home>Health>Your Health Benefits>Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) What you need to know With the healthcare FSA, you can set aside money from your paycheck to use for doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care, vision care, and other eligible healthcare expenses. Your contributions go into your account pretax. This allows you to pay for these expenses with tax-free dollars and reduces your taxable income. You do not need to enroll in a Sandia medical plan to participate in the healthcare FSA. Table of contents Enrollment and Contributions You can contribute $100 to $2,750 each year to your healthcare FSA. You need to enroll each year, during annual Open Enrollment. You also have the opportunity to enroll as a new hire during your benefits enrollment window. Sandia does not contribute to your FSA account. Back to top chevron-up Using Your FSA Balance Sandia works with our medical plan vendors to administer your FSA; check out the details through HR Solutions: BCBSNM plan participants (BCBSNM manages your account with Connect Your Care) UnitedHealthcare plan participants Kaiser Permanente plan participants Note that Sandia will follow federal and IRS guidelines if deadlines are extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we do not expect that a mid-year FSA enrollment period will be offered during 2021 due to COVID-19. Back to top chevron-up More about the FSA If you are not enrolled in a Sandia medical plan, you can contribute to the healthcare FSA! Your account is administered by PayFlex. Your total contribution election is available on January 1, and you can use your FSA balance as soon as you incur an eligible expense. Your account comes with a debit card, which makes it easy to pay for eligible services. Be sure to keep your receipts as you may be required to substantiate your claims. With the FSA, “use it or lose it” applies Be sure to use all of your annual FSA contributions. If you have a balance at year-end, you need to use it by March 15 of the following year. Any remaining balance will be forfeited. Contacts and Resources BCBSNM: ConnectYourCare 866-808-1444 www.connectyourcare.com BCBSNM Apps App Store Google Play UnitedHealthcare 877-835-9855 www.myuhc.com Kaiser Permanente 800-464-4000 kp.org/healthpayment PayFlex 844-729-3539 www.payflex.com PayFlex Apps App Store Google Play Back to top chevron-up Fixing your brakes … saving for a house … finishing your PhD Get help setting your budget and plan for today and tomorrow. Learn More Anchor point for link block Get More Details Flexible Spending Account (FSA) BCBSNM: Managing Your FSA and HRA Accounts UnitedHealthcare: Managing Your FSA and HRA Accounts Kaiser Permanente: Managing Your FSA and HRA Accounts Quick Tip An account for dependent day care expenses, too With Sandia’s dependent care flexible spending account , you can set aside $100 to $5,000 each year, tax-free, to help pay for things like before-school programs, nanny care, and elder care expenses.