Health Care FSA (HCFSA)

Who is eligible for a Health Care FSA (HCFSA)?

Most full-time employees are eligible to enroll in an FSA, so long as their employer offers HCFSAs as part of their benefits package. 

  • Current employees can enroll during your company's initial enrollment period (after the plan is set up), during FSA Open Enrollment, or because of a qualifying life event.
  • Newly hired employees have 30 days after being hired to enroll in an FSA.

  • Union employees (if any) will be eligible for participation in the FSA.

Who is not eligible for a HCFSA?

The exceptions include:

  • Self-employed employees and shareholders who own 2% or more in an S-Corp, LLC, LLP, PC, sole proprietorship, or partnerships.
  • Employees with HSAs should not enroll in a HCFSA. However, employees with HSAs are allowed to have a Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA).

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