Flexible Spending Accounts - Changes for 2021/2022
In December, former President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 which included provisions that employers could adopt providing flexibility for Flexible Spending Accounts.
NCFlex has reviewed these provisions and would like to discuss what will be adopted by our group with HBRs/UBAs prior to announcing these changes to employees. The changes are as follows and training opportunities are listed below:
Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts
- Temporarily allows the rollover of 100% of unused 2020 account balance.
- Temporarily allows the rollover funds to become available immediately.
- Temporarily allows the rollover of 100% of 2021 account balance into 2022.
Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts
Temporarily allows to extend the grace period for 2020 through 12/31/2021. This allows employees access to their unused 2020 contributions to be used for qualified expenses through 12/31/2021.
- Temporarily extends the maximum age from age 12 to age 13, for dependent care children who aged out in the 2020 plan year. This allows the unused 2020 contributions to be used for children who turned 13 in 2020.
- Temporarily allows to extend the grace period for 2021 through 12/31/2022 allowing unused 2021 contributions to be utilized in 2022.