Flexible Spending Accounts

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to use before-tax dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.

***Open Enrollment for 2017***

Unlike other benefits, you must elect enrollment in Flexible Spending every year.  Changes made during open enrollment will take effect January 1, 2017.

Option 1: Electronic Enrollment

Complete the Electronic Enrollment Form and click Submit. You will receive an email confirmation of the amount(s) elected.

Option 2: Paper Enrollment

Complete and Print this Enrollment Form for 2017 (to make this form "fillable", please download this PDF to your computer). Send it to the Human Resources office through campus mail.

Please review your form before submission and make sure that the amounts indicated on the form are correct. If you are unsure or have questions, please contact the Human Resources department at X 2503.


Mount Holyoke College has established two types of flexible spending accounts:

Health Care Spending Account:

  • Contributions of a minimum of $120 to a maximum of $2550.
  • Can be used to pay for eligible health care expenses (including dental expenses).

Dependent Care Spending Account:

  • Contributions of a minimum of $120 to a maximum of $5,000
  • Can be used to pay for eligible dependent care expenses.

Flexible spending dollars are deducted during the calendar year (January - December).  

As permitted by the IRS, Mount Holyoke College offers an additional 'grace period' of 2 1/2 months in which a participant could use flexible spending dollars from the previous year to pay for expenses.  That is, you may use 2016 funds to pay for expenses incurred on or before March 15, 2017.  [And claims using 2016 funds need to be processed no later than April 15, 2017.]

Please feel free to contact the HR Benefits department if you have any questions.

→ Flexible Spending Forms, Documents & Tools


Flexible Spending Account Contacts

Elizabeth M. Haber, Payroll Specialist, x3194

Cindy Legare, Benefits and Training Manager, x3196

Teresa Azahar, Benefits and Training Specialist, x3132

American Benefits Group
P.O. Box 1209, Northampton, MA 01061-1209
Telephone: 413-584-9923 or 800-499-3539
FAX: 877-723-0147