Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) provide you with a tax saving opportunity. Under the FSA plan, you may set aside a portion of your salary before taxes are deducted to pay for anticipated, qualifying expenses, such as day care for a child under age 13 or medical expenses not covered by an insurance plan.
You decide how much to contribute to your FSA plan each year. The amount you specify will be withheld from your paycheck in equal amounts on a pre-tax basis. When you incur a qualified dependent care or medical expense, you file a claim for reimbursement from your FSA plan through the plan administrator, Benefit Strategies. Then, you are reimbursed from your FSA plan with pre-tax dollars.