Don’t miss out! Enroll in a 2023 FSA by Dec. 31

December 15, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Time is running out to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account and save money in 2023. FSA enrollments do not continue from one year to the next. If you have a 2022 FSA and want to participate in 2023, you will need to re-enroll. 

Enroll in a 2023 FSA

Complete an enrollment form. Your form must be completed by Dec. 31, 2022 to have your Health Care FSA funds available on Feb. 1, 2023. You may incur eligible expenses in January, but you will not be able to use your PayFlex debit card or file claims on your 2023 account until after Feb. 1, 2023.

What is a Flexible Spending Account?

If you are eligible, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to put aside a set amount of money from your paychecks before taxes to pay for certain specific health care or dependent care expenses, which lowers your taxable income. 

Health Care FSA vs. Dependent Care FSA

You can enroll in one type of FSA or both. U-M offers two kinds: 

  • The Health Care FSA is used to pay for most out-of-pocket medical, vision, and dental care expenses for you and your eligible dependents. The Health Care FSA annual limit is $2,850 for 2023. 
  • The Dependent Care FSA is for eligible day care expenses for a dependent child under the age of 13, or elder care for a dependent adult, while you and your spouse work (or if your spouse is a full-time student or disabled).

Learn more about Flexible Spending Accounts.