Be sure to use your 2013 flex funds by Dec. 31

If you haven’t used all the money you set aside in your 2013 Health Care Flexible Spending Account, now is a good time to see if there is a way you can use up any remaining funds before the Dec. 31, 2013 deadline.

Don’t lose your money

Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts are “use it or lose it” accounts; any unused funds will be forfeited. Flexible spending account funds use tax-free dollars to pay for eligible health care expenses such as prescriptions, co-pays, eyeglasses and more. For a complete list of eligible health care expenses, go to

Submit your claim requests

Be sure to submit all claim requests for 2013 expenses by the deadline of April 15, 2014.

You can check your account balance and manage your account online at The “Claims and Activity” page details your account activity and will alert you about any health care card transactions that need verification. If you prefer to use a paper claim form, the form can be found on the Benefits web page.


Published Dec 11, 2013