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How does the flexible spending account (FSA) rollover work? Does the rollover amount accumulate each plan year?

Written by Aimee Reynard
Updated 6 months ago

At the end of a plan year, your employer may allow for up to $550 of unused funds to roll over into your account the following plan year.  

The rollover for a flexible spending account (FSA) is not cumulative. At the end of each plan year, up to $550 of unused funds may be carried over for use in the next plan year. The rollover amount can never exceed $550. Any unused funds in excess of $550 at the end of the plan year will be forfeited.

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