Fedweek

The FSAFEDS flexible spending account program will not accept claims submissions during the month of August as the program transitions to a new provider, OPM has announced. In addition, during that month the program will not accept new enrollments—new enrollments outside the annual fall open season generally are not allowed in any event. The deadline to submit electronic claims before the blackout period will be 4 p.m. Eastern time on July 29; that also will apply to claims submitted by fax and to paperless reimbursement claims coming directly from providers. Claims sent by mail must be postmarked by July 20. All approved claims submitted by those deadlines will be paid by August 8, and claims will again be accepted beginning September 1. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same after the transition as will the website, although the site will be offline August 26-September 1, and only a recorded message will be provided on the phone number during that period.