Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA)
Sandia will reimburse non-represented, benefits-eligible employees (excluding students) up to $500 each year for various lifestyle services and programs. The money must be used by Dec. 31 in the same calendar year.* Enrollment is automatic for eligible employees. If you’re a represented employee, refer to your collective bargaining agreement to verify your benefit options.
Eligible expenses include a variety of items and services ranging from exercise equipment and personal training to roadside assistance programs, pet care, recreational memberships, and meditation classes.
See the complete list of reimbursable expenses.
Each January, you will have access to $500 in your lifestyle spending account. You’ll need to use this money—or lose it—by Dec. 31 every year; your unused balance will not roll over to the new year. Employees hired into eligible positions on or after July 1 will have $250 available for that first year.
Your lifestyle spending account is administered through PayFlex. You’ll be reimbursed for eligible expenses through payroll. This is considered a taxable benefit under IRS regulations. Review the instructions for how to submit a claim for reimbursement.
For more information about the lifestyle spending account, please contact PayFlex.
*If you leave Sandia before December 31, you must submit and get approval for any reimbursements at least two weeks before your final paycheck from Sandia.
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