How to enroll in an FSA

​You may elect a healthcare and/or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), if offered by your employer.

Participation is effective upon enrollment. Retroactive enrollments are not permitted.

You may also elect an FSA during annual enrollment in the fall. Mid-year changes typically are not allowed unless you have a qualifying life event, such as a marriage or birth of a child.

Enrollment for FSAs is not through Benefits Connect. You will work directly with your employer, who will advise you of the enrollment process. Your employer will then work with Further, the FSA administrator, to enroll you and set up your contributions through payroll deductions for the coming year.

  • The healthcare FSA and dependent care FSA are different accounts that require separate enrollment elections/contributions.
  • You may elect to participate in either or both types of FSAs.

Note: Your enrollment does not carry over from year to year. You must elect to participate annually and designate the amount you wish to contribute to each type of FSA.

After you enroll in an FSA, you’ll receive a welcome letter from Further. If you enroll in the healthcare FSA, you’ll also receive a healthcare Visa debit card in a separate mailing.