arthurb999 wrote:gkaplan wrote:So if you maxed out your 2010 Flexible Spending Account and received a 2010 bill in 2011, you can't use your 2011 Flexible Spending Account?
If you have to front the money and submit a reimbursement... maybe not. If you have a debit card... they won't know.
gkaplan wrote:I don't think it would work. One bill is dated in December. Another bill is dated last January; however, I didn't receive it until last last month after exhausting my FSA.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR FSA DEBIT CARD USE
Please remember that bills/statements for expenses or services that were provided prior to January 1, 2011 should be paid out-of-pocket. You should submit a paper claim for reimbursement of these expenses. Under IRS regulations, your FSA debit card may not be used to pay for expenses when the date of service occurred during a previous benefit plan year. If your benefit plan year begins January 1, 2011, you should not use your card to pay for any expenses that were incurred or services that were provided prior to that date.
Your employer has provided a paper claims filing deadline for all expenses incurred during the previous benefit year. Be sure to check your employer's Summary Plan Description to verify your claims filing deadline.