Synopsys offers two types of Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (HC FSA) to help you budget for certain health care expenses while reducing the amount of taxes you pay.
- Traditional Health Care FSA—Medical, dental and vision expenses. Available if you are enrolled in the Synopsys HRA or Kaiser medical plans.
- Limited Purpose FSA—Dental and vision expenses only. Available if you are enrolled in the Synopsys HS medical plan.
You may contribute $100 to $2,650 of your pretax salary to the Health Care FSA and use this tax-free money to pay for eligible health care expenses. The Synopsys FSA plan is administered by WageWorks.
- FSAs reduce your taxable income by allowing you to set aside pretax income to be used on qualified expenses.
- You must enroll every plan year in order to participate.
- Domestic partners are not eligible for this plan.
- Remember to budget the amounts you set aside carefully—if you don't use it, you lose it!
Eligible Health Care Expenses
Eligible expenses are those you incur for yourself or anyone you claim on your tax return as a dependent. Your dependents do not have to be covered under Synopsys's health care plans to be eligible. An expense must be tax deductible to be eligible for reimbursement under the health care spending account. Eligible expenses are medically necessary expenses not covered by your medical, dental, or vision plans, including:
- Deductibles and Copayments
- Your share of covered expenses
- Dental and orthodontia expenses
- Prescription glasses, contact lenses and lens cleaning solution
- Laser vision correction
- Alcoholism or drug addiction programs
- Prescription drugs and drug copayments
- Over-the-counter medications prescribed by your doctor (as of January 1, 2011)
Eligible expenses do not include cosmetic procedures, treatments not supervised by a qualified health care professional, premiums for employer-provided health care plans, or other expenses that are not medically necessary. For a complete list of eligible expenses, visit spendingaccounts.info.
Accessing Your FSA
- Go to the Synopsys Enrollment and Resource Center:
- From work: Visit the Benefits SharePoint webpage and click on "Benefitsolver." Refer to "WageWorks" in your homepage sidebar.
- From home: Log into the Synopsys Enrollment and Resource Center with your Benefitsolver username and password. If this is your first time using the portal, select “First Time Here” and register as a new user." Company key is "Synopsys."
- Refer to "WageWorks" in your homepage sidebar.
There are two ways to submit claims for reimbursement:
Visit the Synopsys Enrollment and Resource Center. Refer to "WageWorks" in your homepage sidebar to access your FSA. From your FSA page, go to “Online Claims Submission” and follow instructions from there.
Fax or Mail
Complete a Health Care FSA claim form available in the Forms section, and fax or mail your signed claim form with your receipts or Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement:
- Fax your claim: (866) 643-2219
- Mail your claim: WageWorks Spending Accounts, P.O. Box 34740, Louisville, KY 40232
If you provide your email address on the claim form, you will receive notification when your claim has been processed. You can receive reimbursements by check or direct deposit. Direct deposit is the fastest way to receive reimbursement. To sign up, click the "Direct Deposit” link from your FSA home page.
You can incur current plan year expenses until the last day of February of the following year. (A plan year runs from January 1 to December 31.) Additionally, you have three months following the plan year to submit your reimbursement claims. This means that the deadline to submit receipts for the prior plan year is March 31. (Example: you can incur 2018 FSA expenses up to February 28, 2019. All claims for your 2018 FSA must be submitted by March 31, 2019.)
FSA Debit Card
If you participate in the HC FSA plan you will receive a debit card from WageWorks that you can use to pay for most eligible health care expenses. The amount of your expense is automatically deducted from your FSA, but always save your receipts. In many cases, you will have to submit receipts for validation.
Note: The debit card is available only for the Health Care Spending Account. A debit card is not available for the Dependent Care Spending Account.
Use It OR Lose It
The "Use-It-or-Lose-It Rule" applies if you do not use all of the monies in your account by the end of the 2 month grace period following the plan year. Also applies if your employment terminates prior to the end of the plan year and you do not have eligible expenses incurred prior to your termination date to claim for reimbursement. When your employment terminates, you have the option to elect continuation of Health Care FSA through COBRA to the end of the plan year to allow you additional time to incur eligible expenses and receive reimbursement.
Forms & Plan Documents
Review the Summary Plan Description for the Flexible Spending Accounts.