Limited Purpose FSA
How It Works
A Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA) is similar to a regular, general-purpose health FSA. After the LPFSA is set up by your employer, you can elect to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for certain types of health care expenses. However, unlike a regular FSA, funds in a LPFSA can only be used to pay for qualifying dental, vision, and orthodontia expense. The account is set up this way so it can be used alongside a Health Savings Account (HSA). IRS regulations prohibit contributions to an HSA if an individual participates in a traditional FSA. With a LPFSA, however, you (or your spouse) can make a contribution to both the LPFSA and the HSA. In turn, this allows you to maximize your savings and tax benefits.
Other than the restriction of eligible expenses to vision, dental, and orthodontia, the rules governing the LPFSA are the same as those that apply to the FSA.
LPFSA Eligible Expenses
These include by are not limited to:
- Vision exams
- LASIK surgery
- Contacts lenses and contact lens solution
- Dental cleanings
- Dental x-rays, crowns, fillings, and other orthodontia work
- Dental and vision co-payments and deductibles
The Ameriflex Advantage
- The MyAmeriflex Card automatically synchronizes all of your Ameriflex flexible benefit accounts, allowing you to access and manage all of your funds with a single debit card
- View account balances, transactions, and claims information online, 24/7 through the MyAmeriflex portal and the MyAmeriflex Mobile App
- Online bill pay
- Multiple investment options, through several fund families, available to help grow your health savings
- Dedicated Members Services team available via phone, email, and live chat
By participating in a LPFSA, you are also eligible to contribute to an HSA. This combination increases your tax savings and allows the funds in your HSA to accumulate. Best of all, any unused funds can be rolled over year to year or transferred if you switch jobs or insurance plans!
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