Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible spending accounts* enable employees to pay for eligible health (medical, dental and vision) and/or dependent care expenses with pretax dollars, thereby reducing their tax burden.

*At the end of December, 2020, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021" was passed, and it included important changes to the rules governing Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. The changes affect plan years 2020 and 2021. Please visit the COVID-19 Resources for more information.

How It Works

Employees pay into the flexible spending accounts via pretax payroll deductions withheld throughout the calendar year. These dollars are held in an FSA account and are not subject to federal, state or Social Security taxes. Reimbursements are made as employees incur out-of-pocket expenses for qualifying health and/or dependent care services.

Brandeis University flexible spending accounts are managed by a third-party administrator, HealthEquity/WageWorks. You can contact HealthEquity/WageWorks at 1-877-924-3967.

Once you have completed your enrollment in a flexible spending plan in Workday and your election has been approved by the benefits unit, you will need to set up an account with HealthEquity/WageWorks. Your online account will enable you to submit claims for reimbursement and check account balances and claims in process.

Online Registration

Helpful Links for Employees

If you need help accessing any of the information listed below, contact the HealthEquity/WageWorks support center.