Flexible Spending Accounts Change in Health Care Maximum Contribution for 2013 Plan Year

Effective with the 2013 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) plan year, which begins January 1, 2013, the Health Care FSA maximum contribution is being reduced from $5,000 to $2,500. This is an individual limit, not a family limit; an employee and a spouse may each contribute up to $2,500 to a Health Care FSA. The reduction is required to comply with provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Program materials and the PostalEASE employee self-ser­vice enrollment system will reflect the lower maximum con­tribution. Program materials will be issued as in past years to coincide with FSA open season, which begins in Novem­ber 2012.