Flexible Spending Account

Rutherford County Government offers the opportunity for employees to contribute pre tax dollars to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), commonly referred to as “Section 125” plans or “Cafeteria” plans. These were developed as part of Internal Revenue Code Section 125 to provide employees with tax relief for medical and dependent day-care costs. FSAs enable employees to utilize pre-tax dollars and save Federal, FICA, and, in most cases, state taxes when paying for eligible expenses not covered by traditional insurance plans.

Although FSAs have been available for many years, the emergence of consumer-driven healthcare and increased employee cost-sharing has made them an integral benefits solution that provides substantial tax savings to both employers and employees.

Rutherford County offers two types of Flexible Spending Accounts: 

  1. Medical Reimbursement Accounts: Accounts used to pay for eligible medical expenses such as co-pays, deductibles, dental, vision, prescription, over-the-counter drugs, and more.
  2. Dependent Reimbursement Accounts: Accounts used to pay for the daily care of an eligible child or adult dependent as defined by the IRS.

Click the links below for more information about the Medical Reimbursement Account and Dependent Reimbursement Account currently managed by WageWorks for Rutherford County. For more information, please reach out to WageWorks at 877-924-3967 or visit their website at www.wageworks.com.

FSA Covered Expenses list