On December 27, 2020, the federal government signed the year-end spending bill into law affecting Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides several FSA relief options for employers to take advantage of during these unprecedented times.
Our friends at Benefit Resource have put together an informational video that lays out FSA Relief Considerations in further detail:
Please head over to the FSA Relief Considerations Q&A blog post to read more about what the year-end spending bill may mean for you!
Please watch for communication in the coming weeks with specific details and next steps to take advantage of these newly released FSA relief options. Before making any changes, we always recommend reviewing any amendments to your plans with your benefits counsel.
The above considerations are based on guidance and interpretations as of 12/29/2020. Subsequent guidance may impact future communications.
To read about the other regulatory changes that have been passed into law this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, check out these other blog posts from 121 Benefits: