Human Resources News & Insights

Bill aims to make flex spending accounts even more flexible

If this bill passes, employees that are able to carry over unused FSA funds will have the option of using that money to bolster their nest eggs. 

Why you’ll want to go for the FSA carryover option

If your company hasn’t implemented the FSA carryover option yet, you may want to make it a priority.

IRS clarifies puzzling issue sparked by new FSA carryover rules

The IRS finally caved and let health flexible spending account (FSA) holders carry over some funds from year to year. But that allowance opened up a whole different can of worms.  

What you need to know about new FSA carryover rules

When the IRS ended the controversial ban on carrying over flexible spending account (FSA) funds from year to year, the feeling among employers and employees was: It’s about time! But the IRS’ new rules have the potential to cause some confusion and make HR pros’ jobs even more difficult.  

IRS finally kills the ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ rule

Every year, rumors swirl about how the feds are finally going to do away with the rule requiring workers with flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to use or forfeit leftover FSA funds before the end of the year. And every year, the use-it-or-lose rule remains … until now.  

IRS’ new guidance on $2,500 FSA cap: 5 keys

The Internal Revenue Service just issued guidance for employers and administrators of flexible spending accounts (FSAs) as they plan for the new rules that take effect in January 2013. 

Less-flexible FSAs: What’s on tap for 2012

As open enrollment comes to a close, it’s become clear that flexible spending accounts (FSAs) have lost their luster thanks to the healthcare reform law. But hope is here for those longing for the good old days of the FSA.

Shifting health costs to employees? 3 things to consider first

It’s no secret many employers plan to shift more costs on to employees as healthcare premiums climb. If you’re in that group, here are three things you’ll want to consider before the shifts potentially disrupt morale.

Time’s running out to comply with new HSA, FSA regs

Employers have one more week to make sure they’re in compliance with the new restrictions on health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs).