What happens after I set up my FSA?

When you complete setup for a new Health Care and/or Child & Elderly Care FSA, Zenefits will process the application, email you to let you know you're all set, and confirm your plan's start date. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the start of your plans.

When will I receive my Zenefits Card?

If you don't already have a Zenefits Card, you'll receive one in the mail within 10-15 days.

When can I start using my FSA funds?

You'll be able to start using your Health Care and/or Child & Elderly Care FSA funds on the day your plan starts.

  • You can start using your Health Care FSA on the first day of the plan. The entire annual contribution amount (including employer contributions, if any) is available on that date, and is repaid incrementally through deductions from your paychecks over the remainder of the plan year. However, you can't use your FSA to pay for expenses that occurred prior to the start of your FSA.

  • Like Health Care FSAs, you can start using your Child & Elderly Care FSA on the first day of your plan. However, unlike Health Care FSAs, Child & Elderly Care FSAs are not pre-loaded with the full annual amount. Contributions are added to your Child & Elderly Care FSA only as they're deducted from your paychecks.

Learn more about managing your new FSA.

How can I use my FSA?

After your plan starts, you can pay for eligible Health Care FSA and/or Child & Elderly Care FSA expenses using your Zenefits Card, or by submitting claims for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.

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