Making the Most of Your Employer’s Flexible Benefit Plan
Understanding and using your flexible benefit plan should not be your full-time job – it’s our job. GDI provides the educational materials and tools to help you understand and get the most out of your employer’s flexible benefit plan.We offer education and support for each of our products:
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Premium Only Plans (POP)
A Premium Only Plan is a plan established by your employer that allows you to pay for health, dental and other qualified benefits on a pretax basis. This IRS-regulated plan makes it possible for your portion of insurance premiums to be deducted from your pay before federal, state (in most cases) and FICA taxes.
Flexible Spending Accounts
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a tool that allows you to set aside money on a pretax basis to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care or dependent care expenses. Your contributions to this plan are exempt from federal, state (in most cases) and FICA taxes. It is an easy way to save 25 – 40% on items and services you already pay for.
FSA Educational Resources
Limited Purpose Medical Flexible Spending Account
If you are currently contributing to a Health Savings Account, you may also participate in a Limited Purpose Medical FSA (provided that your employer offers this option). This type of FSA differs from a general purpose Medical FSA only by the type of expenses eligible for reimbursement. A Limited Purpose Medical FSA plan allows HSA participants to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket dental, vision and preventive care expenses. Employee contributions to the account are deducted pre-tax, the "use it or lose it" rule applies, and participants may access their entire annual election at any time during the plan year. For more information about this type of Medical FSA, click on the links below:
Transportation Fringe Benefit Plan (IRS Code Section 132)
A Transportation Fringe Benefit Plan under IRS Code Section 132 allows you set aside a portion of your pay pre-tax in order to be reimbursed for qualified parking and transit expenses. This benefit is easy to use and can save you 25% - 40% on your parking and transit expenses.For more detailed information about this plan, click on the links below:
Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
A Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is a plan set up by your employer to reimburse specific medical expenses.
Please contact GDI's Client Services team for an HRA Reimbursement Request Form. We are unable to provide a copy on our website because they are specifically designed for each client.