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KiplingerMay 27, 2020
IRS Allows Mid-Year Changes to Health Plans, Expands FSAs and More
You probably never heard of COVID-19 when you picked this year's health insurance policy at work. You couldn't have planned for the coronavirus pandemic when you signed up for a 2020 flexible spending arrangement (FSA), either. But you might not be stuck with the choices you made in 2019 with respect to employer-provided health insurance and FSAs for 2020. That's because the IRS is letting workers make mid-year changes to their health insurance coverage and FSAs. It's also expanding FSA rules concerning carryover and grace periods.

[EMBED TYPE=WIDGET ID=927] But there's a catch: You can only take advantage of the new rules if your employer modifies its benefit plans. If your company doesn't want to make the necessary changes, then you're out of luck. But assuming your bosses are on board, here's a rundown of the mid-year health insurance changes allowed, the enhanced rules for FSAs, and even some adjustments that help people with health savings accounts (HSAs). Hopefully, the added flexibility will help if you're dealing with unexpected medical and dependent care expenses because of the coronavirus outbreak.

SEE ALSO: Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

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