Welcome to FSAFEDS!
To begin the enrollment process, please
read the Terms and Conditions below. If you agree to them, click ACCEPT at the bottom of the page
to proceed with enrollment. If you do not agree to them, you cannot enroll in FSAFEDS.
Terms and Conditions
Please read the following carefully before you make your elections.
By accepting below, I acknowledge that:
My salary will be reduced by the amount I elect under the Federal FSA Program, known as FSAFEDS,
continuing for each pay date until my enrollment is amended or terminated. My salary reductions
will automatically end after the last pay date in the 2009 calendar year. These reductions do NOT
automatically carry forward for the following calendar year.
I agree to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for my reimbursements.
Please note: If you do not use the services of some type of financial institution and/or your financial
institution is not capable of receiving Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT), you cannot enroll in the FSAFEDS
Program. Please contact an FSAFEDS Benefits Counselor at 1-877-FSAFEDS (372-3337), (TTY: 1-800-952-0450),
Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M., Eastern Time for additional information.
If I wish to participate in FSAFEDS in 2009 I must make an election. Enrollment is not automatic. The 2009 Benefit Period runs from January 1, 2009 through March 15, 2010.
I cannot change or revoke any of my elections:
My FSAFEDS allotments are pre-tax elections and will reduce my salary for Social Security
tax purposes. This means that my Social Security benefits could be slightly decreased.
is the administrative system authorized by the Office of Personnel Management to handle payroll
deduction functions for FSAFEDS. BENEFEDS works directly with SHPS, the third party administrator for FSAFEDS, and
Federal agencies to process the payroll deduction(s) of my FSAFEDS allotments. BENEFEDS also handles enrollment and payroll processing functions for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).
If I am enrolled in FEDVIP, I understand that BENEFEDS will send information about my FEDVIP enrollment to SHPS, for purposes of coordination of benefits with my FSAFEDS account.
I understand that I must notify FSAFEDS if I am reimbursed for the same expense from both my FEDVIP plan and FSAFES. I agree that it will be my responsibility to return the duplicate reimbursement to FSAFEDS.
If I wish to continue my enrollment, I must make an election each year during Open
Season, or my enrollment will automatically stop.
My allotment per pay date is my annual election divided by the number of remaining pay dates
in the 2009 Benefit Period.
I can only submit claims for reimbursement of eligible expenses for the 2009
Benefit Period that are incurred on or after my effective date as shown on my confirmation statement,
through March 15, 2010.
If I separate, go on leave (including leave without pay), or retire I can only be reimbursed for eligible health care expenses I've incurred ON OR BEFORE my date of separation/leave/retirement. If I choose to cancel my enrollment as a result of a QLE, only expenses incurred ON OR BEFORE my cancellation date are eligible. I can be reimbursed, up to my account balance, for eligible dependent care expenses incurred from my separation/leave/retirement through December 31, 2009.
I must be employed by an agency that participates in FSAFEDS and actively making allotments from my pay through December 31 in order to participate in the grace period (an extra 2-1/2 months to use my annual election). The 2009 grace period is January 1 to March 15, 2010.
If I AM eligible for the grace period, I will forfeit any amounts I have remaining in my 2009 health care and/or dependent care account(s) after
March 15, 2010, for which I have not incurred valid expenses and submitted valid claims. My agency does not have the authority to provide
waivers for me or any employee regarding funds that may be forfeited.
If I am NOT eligible for the grace period, I will forfeit any amounts I have remaining in my 2009 health care
and/or dependent care account(s) after December 31, 2009, for which I have not incurred valid expenses and submitted valid claims.
My agency does not have the authority to provide waivers for me or any employee regarding funds that may be forfeited.
I must file all claims for the 2009 Benefit Period no later than April 30, 2010.