• http://acatholicviewoftheworld.wordpress.com/ Roki

    It sounds like your “Benny Card” is a Flexible Spending Account (or FSA). At least in Washington State, FSA contributions are entirely voluntary. You might look into stopping all further contributions until the whole mess gets sorted out. Then, at least, you’d have access to your money.

    I’m not sure how HR and benefits issues are handled for legislators in Oklahoma, but whoever is in charge of those should be able to advise you on your options.

    • hamiltonr

      Roki, it is an fsa. However, even if I stop putting money into it for next year, I will still lose the money that’s in there for this year unless they manage to get this sorted out. It’s a mess.

      • http://acatholicviewoftheworld.wordpress.com/ Roki

        A mess indeed. I’ll pray for a speedy resolution for you!

      • http://acatholicviewoftheworld.wordpress.com/ Roki

        Looks like the IRS has relaxed some of the FSA regulations, allowing the possibility of some rollover from year to year. It may not be much, and it may not even apply to your plan, but it’s worth a look: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-13-71.pdf

        Email me if you have any questions. God bless!

        • hamiltonr

          That’s true. I have until March to get this straightened out and use the money. So far, it’s not looking good. :-(


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