The Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) lets you pay for health care expenses with tax-free dollars.
You can contribute up to $3,200 per calendar year to your Health Care FSA. Because the FSA is a use-it-or-lose-it account, be sure to plan carefully so you do not end up with unused funds at the end of the year.
You can enroll as a new hire, during Open Enrollment, or if you experience a qualifying life event during the year. You must be enrolled in the Kaiser medical plan or have waived Adobe medical coverage. Visit the Adobe benefits enrollment site to enroll and select your per-pay-period deductions.
You can use your FSA to pay for qualified health care expenses that aren’t fully covered by insurance for you, your spouse, and your tax dependents.
Learn more about how the Health Care FSA can save you hundreds of dollars each year [PDF] and what you can use your FSA money on.
Using your FSA
You have two options to access your FSA:
- Pay doctors, pharmacies, and other providers directly, using your FSA debit card.
- Pay from your personal bank account, and reimburse yourself later through TRI-AD.
You’ll receive a debit card when you enroll in the FSA for the first time. You can order free dependent cards or replacement cards through the TRI-AD site.
Deadline reminder: you can incur expenses through the calendar year January 1-December 31 but you have through May 31 of the subsequent year to submit claims with TRI-AD.