2018 Flexible Spending Accounts

The University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources manages the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for the Residents, Fellows and Interns health plan.


New residents, fellows and interns: FSA open enrollment is May 1 through June 15, or within 14 days of your start date.

Current residents, fellows and interns: FSA open enrollment is November 1 through November 30.

Flexible Spending Account Information

What’s a Flexible Spending Account?

FSAs allow you to pay for eligible expenses using pre-tax dollars. More details about submitting expenses and Flexible Spending Accounts can be found on the Office of Human Resources website.

Health Care FSA

You may contribute a minimum of $100 and a maximum of $2,650 from your pay before taxes each calendar year.

Eligible claims include any health care expenses not covered by your medical and dental plans, such as copays and deductibles. It also includes vision care expenses for prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, as well as medicines that require a prescription.

Use the FSA Eligible Expense Search to find out if an item or service is covered. That will help you decide how much to put into the FSA.

Dependent Daycare FSA

You may contribute a maximum of $5,000 per household from your pay before taxes each calendar year. 

Use your pretax dollars to pay for eligible expenses provided by a qualified dependent care provider to care for your child, disabled spouse, elderly parent, or other dependent who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care, so you can work, or if you’re married, for your spouse to work, look for work, or attend school full time.

What is the Use-It-or-Lose-It Rule?

Calculate your expenses and contributions carefully! If you do not use all of the money in your FSA for expenses incurred between the date your coverage is effective and the grace period deadline on March 15 of the following year, you lose the unused portion. All of your claims must be submitted by March 31 of each year.


2018 Flexible Spending Accounts Enrollment & Change Forms

Please select the form for your program below:

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources
612-624-UOHR or 1-800-756-2363

 Optional enrollment for:

  • Graduate Medical Education residents and fellows in job codes 9554, 9555, 9556, and 9559
  • School of Dentistry residents and fellows in job codes 9552 and 9553
  • College of Veterinary Medicine residents and interns in job codes 9541, 9548, and 9549