Overview

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You can save money on healthcare and dependent care expenses with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) by paying for them with tax-free funds. FSAs allow you to set aside a certain amount from your paycheck before taxes are taken out. Then, you can use money tax-free to pay for eligible out-of-pocket healthcare and dependent care expenses.

Tax-advantaged accounts make a difference!

See how much contributing to an FSA could save you over the course of a year.

Tax savings on $2,000 contribution to FSA
28% in federal income tax$560
5% in state income tax$100
7.65% in Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax$153
Total tax savings for year with an FSA$813

This hypothetical illustration is for educational purposes only. Dollar amounts or savings will vary depending on income, state and city tax rules, and other factors. Please consult a tax, legal or financial advisor about your own personal situation.

For more information about the FSA , visit the VitaFlex portal or call 1-800-424-3052.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Using an FSA is like getting a discount on everyday health and/or dependent care expenses because you’re paying with tax-free money.

There are separate FSAs for health care and dependent care.

Nutanix offers you two types of FSAs:

Tax AdvantageHealthcare FSA

Healthcare FSA

  • Pay for eligible healthcare expenses, such as plan deductibles, copays, coinsurance, vision and dental expenses (including orthodontia).
  • Contribute up to $2,750 in 2020.

Tax AdvantageDependent Care FSA

Works like a bank account.

Pay for eligible dependent care expenses such as: child day care (under age 13), home care for tax dependent adults that are necessary for you and your spouse look for work or attend school fulltime (this FSA is not for dependent Healthcare expenses).

  • Contribute up to $5,000 in 2020 or $2,500 if married and filing separately.
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Keep in mind, FSAs are “use it or lose it” accounts — you forfeit any money left at the end of the year.

The FSAs are administered by VitaFlex. Review the VitaFlex: Healthcare FSA Claims Guide and the VitaFlex: Dependent Care FSA Claims Guide for more information about how to submit claims for reimbursement from your FSA.

iconWhat’s an eligible expense?
  • Healthcare FSA — plan deductibles, copays, coinsurance and other medical, dental and vision expenses. To learn more, see IRS Publication 502.
  • Dependent care FSA — child day care, babysitters, home care for dependent elders, and related expenses. To learn more, see IRS Publication 503.
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  • Visit the VitaFlex portal.
  • First-time users: Click Create your new username and password and follow the on-screen prompts to set up your account.
  • Existing users: Enter your current login credentials to access your account.
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With FSA money, you use it or lose it. If you have a balance left in your FSA as year-end approaches, try to spend as much of it as you can on eligible expenses. Request reimbursement or manage your account on the VitaFlex website.

Review the VitaFlex: FSA Plan Detail Sheet to learn more about this pre-tax benefit.

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As a result of federal legislation passed in March 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), we have made important changes to our FSA plans to assist employees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions regarding any of these changes, please contact the VitaFlex concierge team at help@vitamail.com or 650-966-1492.

Pre-Tax Plans
Healthcare FSA and HRA Claims Submissions DeadlinesThe 2019 Healthcare FSA and HRA claims deadline has been extended. All claims should be submitted to VitaFlex via email, fax or mail if you had an expense for 2019 that you would like to submit for reimbursement. Please contact the VitaFlex concierge team at help@vitamail.com or 650-966-1492 for details.
Healthcare FSA Elections & ChangesYou may increase or decrease your Healthcare FSA election even if you have not experienced a qualifying life event. The amount you can reduce your election to cannot be less than what has been reimbursed or contributed to-date. You can also elect a Healthcare FSA if you initially did not elect one.
Dependent Care FSA Elections & ChangesYou may increase or decrease your Dependent Care FSA election even if you have not experienced a qualifying life event. The amount you can reduce your election to cannot be less than what has been reimbursed or contributed to-date. You can also elect a Dependent Care FSA if you initially did not elect one.
Over-the-Counter DrugsOver the counter (OTC) drugs are now eligible for reimbursement without a written prescription. This change is retroactive for OTC products purchased as of January 1, 2020. You may submit receipts for reimbursements via the VitaFlex online app or visit Vita’s website for more options.
Menstrual ProductsMenstrual products are now considered eligible expenses for reimbursement under your Health FSA. This includes products such as tampons, pads, liners, cups, sponges, or similar products. This change is retroactive for amounts paid for these products back to January 1, 2020. You may submit receipts for reimbursements via the VitaFlex app or visit Vita’s website for more options.
iconHow Do I Make Changes to My FSA Elections
  • Log into your Workday account via Okta and select the Benefits worklet
  • Under “Change”, select “Benefits”
  • Select “Change Dependent Care FSA” or “Change Healthcare FSA” with a Benefit Event Date effective as of today’s date (changes cannot be backdated)
  • Make sure to click on “Submit”!
  • On the next page, click “Open” and update the annual goal amount or change your election amount to “Waive” to suspend contributions, based on your current needs
  • You must electronically sign your updated election and select “SUBMIT” to complete your changes for the action to be reviewed/approved by the Benefits Team
  • Our FSA administrator, VitaFlex, also requires a “COVID-19 Election Change” form to be completed. The Benefits Team will send the form via DocuSign for signature prior to your benefit election being approved in Workday

Please note that based on the date that an election change is made, it may not become effective until one to two pay periods after.

If you have any questions on how to make changes to your elections, please submit a People Team ServiceNow ticket through Okta.