Flexible Spending Accounts

The City of Boston's Flexible Spending Accounts are administered by Cafeteria Plan Advisors, Inc. (CPA, Inc.).

2016 Annual Enrollment Now Open

Ready to enroll? Fill out the Enrollment Form and submit via fax or mail to CPA, Inc. Annual enrollment for 2016 begins Monday, October 26, 2015 and ends on Monday, November 30, 2015.

FSA Enrollment Form »

FSA Open Enrollment Flyer »

Flexible spending account plans allow you to to set aside part of your paycheck beforet taxes to pay for some out-of-pocket expenses. These accounts can save you between 28-34% in taxes.

Important Things to Know

  • New Hires can enroll by downloading the FSA Enrollment Form and submitting it by mail or fax to CPA, Inc.

  • Current participants must re-enroll each year as enrollment is not automatic.

  • Annual enrollment for 2016 ends on Monday, November 30, 2015.

  • You cannot change your elected amount during the plan year unless you have a qualifying event and notify CPA, Inc. within 30 days.

  • A $4.00 administrative fee is charged per month divided by number of payroll deductions.

  • To file a claim, download and complete the form, then mail or fax to CPA, Inc.

Types of Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical and Dental: Employees may set aside up to $2,500 per plan year to pay for out-of-pocket medical/dental expenses for themselves and their family members.

  • Dependent care: Employees can set aside up to $5,000 per plan year to pay for out-of-pocket dependent care expenses for children under the age of 13 or elderly parents.

  • Work-Related Public Transportation: Employees may set aside up to $130 per month for work related public transportation expenses. This account cannot be combined with the City of Boston MBTA Pass Program.

  • Work-Related Parking: Employees may set aside up to $250 per month for work related parking expenses.

FSA Open Enrollment Flyer

The Benny Card

When you sign up for the Medical/Dental Account you get a debit card called the Benny Card. This card has the full amount you chose for the plan year ready to use. You can use the card to pay for eligible expenses. The card is re-loaded each year you re-enroll in your plan. There is a $10.00 replacement fee if you request a new card.

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Questions and More Information

  • See examples or visit the FSA Store to see what you can pay for with a Flexible Spending Account.

  • Contact CPA, Inc directly with any questions. You can reach them at 1-800-544-2340, Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.