Do you wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, or visit the dentist more than twice a year? If so, experts say a flexible spending account (FSA) is likely a good option for you.
FSAs can help your health care dollars go further — but only if you plan accordingly.
FSAs allow you to set aside money on a pretax basis to pay for health care and dependent care expenses. You can enroll in an FSA during this year’s open season benefits enrollment period, which runs from Nov. 8-Dec. 13.
Beginning Jan. 1, the maximum amount you can contribute for 2022 is $2,850 toward a health care FSA and $5,000 toward a dependent care FSA.
With a health care FSA, you can roll over as much as $550 into next year if you reenroll. Anything above this amount must be used by Dec. 31, 2021.