Family Changes and Your FSA

When you have a change in your family during the year, you may be able to start or stop an FSA or change your current FSA. Marriage, birth of your child, or a change in your work hours are examples of changes that qualify.   

Note: If you stop your contributions to a Health Care FSA, any expenses with dates of service after the last contribution from your paycheck are not eligible for reimbursement.

Contact Employee Benefits within 30 days of a family change at 4-UOHR (612-624-8647 or 1-800-756-2363) and select option 1 or email benefits@umn.edu) to request an FSA change.

Learn what changes you can make from the list below.

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Birth or Adoption of Child

  • Start or stop a Health Care FSA
  • Start or increase amount in a Dependent Daycare FSA

Daycare Arrangements Change—Hours Increased or Reduced with a Cost Change

  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Dependent Daycare FSA

Daycare Providers Change and Cost Changes

  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Dependent Daycare FSA

Death of Your Spouse or Last Eligible Dependent Child

  • Start or stop a Health Care FSA
  • Start or stop a Dependent Daycare FSA
  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Dependent Daycare FSA

Dependent Child Turns Age 13

  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Health Care FSA
  • Stop your current Dependent Daycare FSA

Divorce

  • Start or stop a Health Care FSA
  • Start or increase amount in a Dependent Daycare FSA
  • Stop or decrease amount in a Dependent Daycare FSA, if your child no longer lives with you

Job Change from Part-time to Full-time or from Full-time to Part-time

  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Health Care FSA
  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Dependent Daycare FSA

Marriage

  • Start or stop a Health Care FSA
  • Start or increase amount in a Dependent Daycare FSA

Spouse’s Employment Starts or Ends

  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Health Care FSA
  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Dependent Daycare FSA

Unpaid Leave of Absence for at Least One Full Pay Period

  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Health Care FSA
  • Increase or decrease amount in your current Dependent Daycare FSA

The approved change takes effect with the first full pay period following the date of the event.

Please note that if you increase the amount of your FSA, expenses for the additional amount must happen on or after the date that the change became effective.