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Flexible Spending Accounts

The IRS has set the maximum limit that you can elect for the health care spending account at $2,550 for 2015. The dependent care maximum remains at $5,000 for 2015.

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows employees to use before-tax dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses. Hampshire College has established two types of flexible spending accounts through Benefit Strategies.

  • Health Care Spending Account: Employees can contribute a maximum of $2,550 to pay for eligible health care expenses (including dental expenses).
  • Dependent Care Spending Account: Employees can contribute a maximum of $5,000 to pay for eligible dependent care expenses.

Access your flexible spending dollars using the FlexExpress Visa Debit Card. No waiting for reimbursement; simply use your card to pay for qualified medical, dental, and dependent care expenses.

Flexible Spending Account Forms and Information

Flexible Spending Account Enrollment Form (pdf)
Flexible Spending Account Information Sheet (pdf)
Health Care Flexible Spending Account Brochure and Calculator (pdf)
Eligible Over-the-Counter (OTC) Expenses (pdf)
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Brochure and Calculator (pdf)
Flexible Spending Claim Form (pdf)
FlexExpress Guidelines (pdf)
Flexible Spending Account Direct Deposit Authorization Form (pdf)
Flexible Spending Account Qualified Participant Status/Change Form (pdf)
Flexible Spending Account Web Access Instructions (pdf)

Benefit Strategies Contact Information

Benefit Strategies
P.O Box 1300
Manchester, NH 03105-1300

Toll Free: 1.888.401.FLEX (3539)
Phone: 603.647.4666
Fax: 603.647.4668
Website: http://www.benstrat.com/
Email: info@benstrat.com



This website is intended as a general overview of Hampshire College benefits plans only. Every effort has been made to summarize these programs accurately. In all cases, the actual provisions of each benefit plan will govern if there is any inconsistency between this site and Hampshire's formal plans or contracts.

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