Flexible Spending Account
Authorized by the IRS, the UT FLEX plan lets you set aside money from your pay before taxes are withheld. The UT flexible spending accounts are a way for you to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care and work-related day care expenses while receiving a tax advantage. As you incur eligible medical care expenses and/or dependent day care expenses throughout the plan year, you submit a claim, and you are reimbursed with tax-free dollars from your PayFlex account. This reduces the amount you pay in taxes, and increases your spendable income. If you elect the PayFlex Debit Card, you will use your card at the time of service and the payment will be automatically deducted from your PayFlex account. Debit Card purchases are audited; keep your receipts and submit them when you receive the audit request.
Your UT FLEX elections must be renewed each annual enrollment. Your election amounts are not continued from the previous year.
Last Updated: December 1, 2014