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Flexible Spending Arrangement, Dependent Care Assistance, & Health Savings Account

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You may only enroll in an FSA if your medical coverage is with a Classic, Value, or UMP Plus Plan, or you waived your WSU coverage.  The Consumer-Directed Health Plans will automatically enroll employees in a Health Savings Account (HSA), which makes those employees ineligible for an FSA.  If your family will also be enrolled in an HSA, at WSU or elsewhere, you may need to adjust your selections. View the Health Savings Account webpage for more information.



Re-enrollment is required during the annual open enrollment period.  Enrollment in a previous year is not rolled forward into a new plan year.


The Medical FSA Contribution limit will INCREASE. 

 2018 Maximum2019 Maximum
Medical Flexible Spending Account$2,600$2,650

WSU offers the option to enroll in these benefits via paper form or online enrollment

The annual contribution limits for 2019:

  • FSA: Minimum of $240, maximum of $2,650
  • DCAP: Cannot exceed $5,000, or $2,500 if married and filing separately


The FSA and DCAP benefits are offered by Navia Benefit Solutions. Visit their webpage at

       FSA Basics



Employees enrolled in a Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) are automatically enrolled in a Health Savings Account (HSA). WSU will contribute to HSA accounts, and participants have the option to contribute as well through pre-taxed contributions via payroll deduction. Any 2019 payroll deduction forms submitted during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2019.


WSU Contributions to participants’ HSA Accounts (no change): 

2018 HSA Contributions - WSUMonthlyAnnual Maximum
Employee Only Coverage$58.34$700.08
Employee + One or More Dependents$116.67$1,400.04

Employee Contribution maximums (change):

 2018 Annual Maximum Contribution
(includes WSU's contribution & Wellness Incentive)
Employee Only Coverage

Employee + One or More Dependents$7,000
Over age 55 - Catch-up Contribution$1,000

Please note: If you are eligible for the SmartHealth Wellness Incentive you will need to include the $125 one time deposit in the annual contribution maximum.

The HSA benefits are administered by HealthEquity. Visit their webpage at

HSA Basics

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