Flexible Spending Account

Withhold pre-taxed dollars from your paycheck to pay for health-related expenses and dependent care expenses. The new annual contribution limits as of January 1, 2024 are:

  • $3,200 medical spending account
  • $5,000 dependent care account

You must re-enroll in this plan each year.

Please note that we currently are in a prorated plan year as we transition from a fiscal year plan to a calendar year plan. Pro-rated Minimum / Maximum for Flexible Spending Accounts: 

      • Healthcare Spending Account: $500 / $1,525
      • Dependent Care Spending Account: $500 / $2,500

Flexible Spending Account

If interested, employees must enroll in a flexible spending account during open enrollment - unless you’re new to the Town of Canton / Canton Public Schools or experience a change in family status. Please contact your Human Resources Administrator at any time throughout the year if you think you have a change in family status that may meet the criteria of a qualifying event.

This benefit is available to active employees only.

Important Change to FSA Eligible Items Effective March 29, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020, among other provisions, permanently reinstates coverage of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and drugs as items eligible for reimbursement under Code 213(d) expenses in FSA plans.

FSA participants may submit expenses for OTC medicines and drugs effective immediately, as long as the expense was incurred on or after January 1, 2020. Examples of these items include, but are not limited to: allergy medicine, cold and flu medicine, pain relievers, and more.

Please keep in mind, however, that while Sentinel can accept and approve claims for OTC medicines and drugs immediately, it will take time for the Benny Card to work for such expenses. Please see the FSA Reimbursement Claim Form in the document link below to submit for reimbursement any OTC medicine expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2020.