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Flexible Spending Plans

FSA Program Changes for 2023:

  • Health Care FSA Maximum Annual Election: $3,050

  • Dependent Care FSA Maximum Annual Election: $5,000 ($2,500 if married and filing separately).

  • Check out the "Recurring Direct Pay" option for Dependent Care Enrollees

  • Current list of eligible expenses for Health and Dependent Care FSAs

This plan requires employees to re-enroll on a yearly basis during the annual Open Enrollment period in November


The Flexible Spending Account Plan allows you to have money deducted from your paycheck, on a pre-tax basis, which can then be used throughout the year to reimburse yourself for certain out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses. Because this money is taken from your salary before taxes are deducted, it allows you to pay these expenses tax-free.

  • Health Care Account – This account provides reimbursement for most health care expenses not covered by your insurance. Examples include: copayments, deductibles, dental expenses, and vision care expenses.
  • Dependent Care Account – This account provides reimbursement for eligible dependent care expenses to pay for dependent care (child or elder) while you are working. Examples include: Daycare services, after school care, baby-sitting fees, adult day-services and preschool.

Maximum Annual Deduction

Employees elect the amount to be deducted from their bi-weekly paychecks. For 2023, the yearly maximum is $3,050 for Health and $5,000 for Dependent Care ($2,500 if married and filing separately.) 


Employees may sign up within the first 60 days of employment or during the annual Open Enrollment period in November. In some circumstances, employees may be allowed to enroll during the year if they have a qualifying event (birth, marriage, etc.). 


PO Box 6044
Columbia, MO 65205-6044
(800) 659-3035