Effective Jan. 1, 2021, ConnectYourCare, a part of Optum Financial, is managing the State of Ohio Flexible Spending Accounts and Commuter Benefits programs. The Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) is a tax-favored account that provides the opportunity for eligible employees to defer on a pre-tax basis a minimum of $240 or up to a maximum of $2,500 into an account to pay for eligible expenses not paid by their health, vision, or dental insurance plans. There is no administrative fee for participants. A payment card, a prepaid debit card, is issued to all participating employees; the ConnectYourCare payment card facilitates payment of eligible current plan year healthcare expenses. Information regarding eligible expenses may be found in the FSA 2021 Reference Guide.
Limited Purpose Spending Account
The Limited Purpose Spending Account (LPSA) is used to pay for eligible dental and vision expenses not paid for by your insurance or other plan. See the Limited Purpose SA tab below for full details.
For more detailed information about the HCSA, LPSA, or the payment card, visit: connectyourcare.com/StateofOhio, the portal of the State of Ohio’s program vendor, ConnectYourCare. Although the payment card is used from plan year to plan year, it is loaded with the newly elected annual amount on Jan. 1 and can only be used during the plan year.
Flexible Spending Accounts 2021 Reference Guide