Postal Service employees enrolled in a health care flexible spending account (FSA) program through FSA Feds have until Dec. 31 to incur claims.
However, you can carry over as much as $500 in health care FSA funds into next year if you re-enroll in the FSA program for 2019 during the annual open season enrollment period, which runs from Nov. 12-Dec. 10 this year.
Any funds in excess of $500 will be forfeited. If you don’t re-enroll, all remaining funds — including the $500 — will be forfeited.
Unlike the health care FSA, you have a grace period for dependent care FSAs. The last day to incur expenses for a 2018 dependent care FSA is March 15, 2019.
The last day to submit all claims for both 2018 health care and dependent care FSAs is April 30, 2019.
Claims for 2018 should be submitted to FSA Feds. If you opted for paperless reimbursement on your health care FSA, you don’t need to submit claims.
If you haven’t opted for paperless reimbursement, go to the Flexible Spending Accounts LiteBlue page for more information on available claims submission options.
The FSA Feds site has additional information.