How an FSA can help you

The PEBB Program offers a medical flexible spending arrangement (FSA) program that allows you to set aside money from each paycheck — before taxes — to pay for out-of-pocket health expenses. The FSA is only offered to PEBB benefits-eligible state and higher-education employees. The minimum annual contribution is $240; the maximum is $2,700.

Here are some of the ways an FSA can help you:

  • Setting aside a portion of your pay with an FSA reduces your annual taxable income and makes it easier to pay for out-of-pocket health expenses.
  • The full amount you set aside for your calendar FSA contribution is available on your first day of coverage for expenses.
  • Your FSA helps you pay for deductibles, copays, coinsurance, dental, vision, and many other expenses (see our eligible expenses list).
  • You can use your FSA for your or your dependent’s health care expenses, even if they are not enrolled in your PEBB medical or dental plan.