You only have the duration of your plan year to spend your LPFSA benefit. At the end of the plan year, unused funds are forfeited to your employer. However, there are a couple of exceptions. Employers can provide either a grace period or a carryover provision for LPFSAs (but not both).
Grace periods begin the day following the end of the plan year and normally last 2.5 months. During a grace period, employees have a little more time to spend their unused LPFSA funds. At the end of the grace period, any remaining funds are forfeited.
A carryover provision allows up to 20% of the IRS maximum contribution limit for the LPFSA to roll over into your next plan year when the current plan year ends. These funds will then be added to your new plan year election and will be available for the entire new plan year, as long as you are still enrolled in an LPFSA. Your employer is the best resource for questions regarding your end-of-year LPFSA options.
2024 Contribution Limits
For 2024, employees with a Limited Purpose FSA (LPFSA) may elect to contribute up to an annual maximum of $3,200.
The maximum carryover amount from the 2024 plan year into the 2025 plan year is $640, which is determined by the IRS.
2023 Contribution Limits
For 2023, employees with a Limited Purpose FSA (LPFSA) were able to elect to contribute up to an annual maximum of $3,050.
The maximum carryover amount from the 2023 plan year into the 2024 plan year is $610, which is determined by the IRS.
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