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FSA Enrollment

Don't have a Paychex FSA? Call 800-322-7292.

Promote Your FSA
to Employees

Below are resources designed to encourage your employees to take action and enroll for the January 1, 2014 plan year.

FSA Tax Savings Calculator

View Provide your employees with an easy way to calculate their potential federal, state, and local tax savings when they put pre-tax dollars into their FSA.

Enrollment Email

View This method of communication is effective for employees who check email throughout the day. Simply copy and paste this content into an email and send away!

Enrollment Flyer

This flyer can be posted on your intranet, distributed by email, handed out, or sent to employees' home addresses. Enrollment related materials mailed to employees' homes have a greater chance of being acted upon by the decision-maker in that situation.

Enrollment Poster

This method of communication is effective if your employees work in a factory, retail setting, or distribution center.

FSA Demo to Start an Open Enrollment Meeting or Webinar

DownloadUse this demo to introduce the topic at a live, open enrollment employee meeting. If your employees are dispersed across multiple locations, webinars are provided.

HR Department Worksheet – Changing Common Misconceptions About FSAs

DownloadWhen questions arise, your benefits coordinator or HR contact can use this simple worksheet to change common misconceptions about FSAs and support your open enrollment effort.

Employee Booklet

Download Send this to employees to help understand how to enroll, how much they should contribute, and what reimbursements they can submit.

Helping Your Employees Enroll

There are three ways your employees can enroll in your FSA plan:

To Enroll Online

Your employees have the opportunity to enroll, make contributions, and modify elections directly online.

For their convenience, they will not be required to re-enroll in the FSA plan each year. Once enrolled, they continue to participate in the plan until they choose to cease participation or modify election amounts during annual enrollment. If they do not submit a change, the annual election amount currently on file will be used for the following plan year. To enroll online, employees should:

  1. Access Paychex FSA Online. If you have not already registered, select Register for a New Account and follow the prompts.
  2. Log on by entering your username and password and selecting your security image.
  3. Select Flexible Spending Account.
  4. Follow the prompts and instructions to access your account and enroll.

Printable Online Enrollment Instructions

Download Download the 2014 Flexible Spending Account online enrollment instructions.

Enrollment Tutorial

View View our 2014 Flexible Spending Account online enrollment tutorial.

To Enroll By Phone

  1. Dial 877-244-1771.
  2. Listen to the options and select Flexible Spending.
  3. Enter your Social Security number.
  4. You will be prompted to create a four-digit PIN. If you already have a PIN, enter it now.
  5. If you have forgotten your PIN, you will have an opportunity to recreate it.
  6. Select Enroll or Make Qualifying Event Changes.
  7. Select Enroll.
  8. Select Dependent Care and/or Medical.
  9. Enter the amount you would like to contribute. You can enter the annual or per-pay-period contributions.

To Enroll By Mail

Send your employees one of these two forms:

Enrollment Form
For employers who DO contribute to their employees' FSA

Enrollment Form
For employers who DO NOT contribute to their employees' FSA

Information about FSAs and Tax Savings

Learn how FSAs set aside money from each paycheck before payroll taxes are deducted. This gives employees more take-home pay, while you pay less in FICA and FUTA payroll taxes.

FSA Employer Booklet

DownloadThis booklet will guide you through the open enrollment steps by providing action items, enrollment forms, and information to help your employees enroll and answer any questions.

Flexible Spending Account Annual Open Enrollment Q&A

View Q&AThis site contains detailed questions and answers for employers about the Paychex enrollment process.

$500 Health FSA Carryover

ViewGet answers to frequently asked questions about the $500 carryover for participants.

FSA Tax Savings Calculator for Employers

View Calculate your potential tax savings when your employees put money into their FSAs.

Why Encourage Your Employees To Enroll?

Employers save an average of almost $115 per participant in FICA payroll taxes – which can offset or be more than what you paid to start the plan. Employees can save an average of 30% in federal, state, and local taxes on items they already pay out-of-pocket.

Questions?

Call 800-472-0072 (FSA option) or use the form below.

About This Site

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) remain a valuable benefit for employees and employers—but only if they are fully taken advantage of. Employers who don't actively conduct open enrollment campaigns could be leaving money on the table —as the ROI for having an FSA is among the very best in health care. This site is designed to help learn how an FSA works and encourage participation.