Flexible Spending Account Deadline Approaching

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan year of January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, has ended. The IRS requires that any 2018 balances remaining in your FSA at the end of the calendar year be spent by March 15 and the related expense information filed by June 30, 2019, or the balance will be forfeited.

This means that if you had a balance of funds remaining in your FSA as of Dec. 31, 2018, you have until March 15, 2019, to incur qualified expenses (i.e. deductibles, co-pays, eyeglass, dental expenses, etc. not covered by the plan). Incurred expenditures must be filed by June 30, 2019. This is known as the IRS "use it or lose it" rule and there are no exceptions.

Filing a claim is easy and can be accomplished by filing your claim via your PNC Benefit Plus online account, or downloading and completing the PNC Reimbursement Request Form.

To file a claim online, log into your PNC BeneFit Plus account and click on Accounts." On the far right of the screen, click on the drop down arrow next to the box titled "I want to" and click on the words "File a Claim." From there, follow the instructions to complete your claim online. You may need to attach supporting documentation.

To file a paper claim, download and complete a copy of the PNC Reimbursement Request Form. Attach a copy of the detailed bill or Explanation of Benefits and either mail or fax the information to:

PNC BeneFit Plus

Consumer Services

P. O. Box 2865

Fargo, ND 58108-2865

Fax: (855) 628-5950

For any questions concerning your 2019 FSA account, you may contact PNC BeneFit Plus Consumer Services at 844-356-9993, or email pncbenefitplus@healthaccountservices.com with any questions. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. E.T.

You may also contact the University Benefits office at (330) 672-3107 or benefits@kent.edu.

POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2019 - 8:40am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:26am