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Author: jonpac2 Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121095  
Subject: FSA 2014 Date: 11/19/2013 12:10 PM
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I wanted to contribute to a Medical FSA account for 2014 through my compnay for the tax advantages, but am under a Medical Insurance plan through my wife's company. When I called my company's plan, some of the service people said that I could not contribute to the FSA unless I was enrolled in the company's health insurance as well...could this be true?

Also, the limit for 2014 is $2500, but does that mean my wife and I can each (separately) contribute $2500 since we work at different companies?

Thanks.
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Author: TMFPMarti Big funky green star, 20000 posts Home Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 119551 of 121095
Subject: Re: FSA 2014 Date: 11/19/2013 12:55 PM
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I wanted to contribute to a Medical FSA account for 2014 through my compnay for the tax advantages, but am under a Medical Insurance plan through my wife's company. When I called my company's plan, some of the service people said that I could not contribute to the FSA unless I was enrolled in the company's health insurance as well...could this be true?

Maybe yes, maybe no. Tax law doesn't require it, but tax law basically leaves the rules up to the employer. See Pub 969. I suggest you dig until you find an official written recitation of the rules.

Also, the limit for 2014 is $2500, but does that mean my wife and I can each (separately) contribute $2500 since we work at different companies?

Yes.

Phil
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Author: foo1bar Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 119552 of 121095
Subject: Re: FSA 2014 Date: 11/19/2013 1:04 PM
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2012/11/16/new-hea...

says $2500 limit is per employee/employer -so spouses can each contribute $2500.

Are you going to spend >$2500 out of pocket on health care expenses next year?
If you're unlikely to, then you'd be better off just doing $2500 under your wife's employer.

Apparently there is now ability to get $500 out at the end of the year - so hopefully you can project your expenses within $500.

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Author: jonpac2 Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 119553 of 121095
Subject: Re: FSA 2014 Date: 11/19/2013 4:45 PM
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thanks

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