All About Flexible Spending Accounts
A Flexible Spending Account, or FSA, is an employer-sponsored arrangement that provides employees with an opportunity to set aside a portion of the employees’ earnings on a pre-tax basis for the sole purpose of paying qualified medical expenses. An FSA can be used along with any traditional health insurance plan and has tax advantages.*
* Please be reminded that Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), including products under our BlueEdge product portfolio have tax and legal ramifications. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois does not provide legal or tax advice, and nothing herein should be construed as legal or tax advice. These materials, and any tax-related statements in them, are not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used or relied on, for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties. Tax-related statements, if any, may have been written in connection with the promotion or marketing of the transaction(s) or matter(s) addressed by these materials. You should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor, regarding the tax consequences of specific health insurance plans or products.