Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are optional accounts that can be set up as a means to help eligible employees decrease taxes and increase take-home pay. Use the money in a Flexible Spending Account to pay for eligible medical and dependent care expenses.

When a Flexible Spending Account is established, the employee will receive a debit card to access account funds. Employees now have the option to pay for eligible expenses without waiting for reimbursement checks and also minimize out-of-pocket expenses at the time of service.

Brown University offers two types of accounts to help stretch paycheck dollars.

Health Flexible Spending Account

A health care flexible spending account allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health and/or dental care expenses such as:

  • Coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles
  • Certain over-the-counter products
  • Dental, vision, and hearing expenses that aren't covered by the plan
  • Weight loss (i.e., obesity-related) and smoking cessation

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

A dependent care flexible spending account allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible dependent care expenses such as:

  • After-school day care expenses
  • Preschool tuition
  • Elder care
  • Day camp

Benefit Administrator

Benefit Strategies LLC

Flex Tools

To obtain more information, call Benefit Strategies LLC at 1-800-371-7542.