Why Should I Flex?

Reduce your taxable income and increase your take home pay!

Personal Financial Planning Starts at Your Paycheck!
A Flex Plan allows you to set aside part of your paycheck on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible expenses.

An employee pays no FICA, Federal or State income tax on flex dollars!


This reduces your taxable income and increases your take home pay. For example:


  Gross Pay   $ 30,000 $ 30,000
    Flex - Medical Expenses $ (1,000)  
    Flex - Dependent Care $ (5,000)  
  Taxable Wages   $ 24,000 $ 30,000
   Payroll Taxes-FICA, Federal W/H & 
State W/H (20% estimated)
$ (4,800) $ (6,000)
  Net Wages   $ 19,200 $ 18,000
   Expenses Paid with After Tax Dollars     
  After Tax - Medical Expenses   $ (1,000)
  After Tax - Dependent Care   $ (5,000)
  Net Take Home Pay     $ 19,200 $ 18,000
    Increased Take Home Pay  $ 1,200  



By participating in a flex plan, this employee increased their take home pay by 6.7%! How? They paid for eligible expenses they knew they would incur by using pre-tax dollars set aside in a flexible benefit account, instead of paying for the same expenses using after-tax dollars. Your savings will vary depending upon your personal situation and effective tax rate.

Let the Flex Plan Help You With Cash Flow!
A Flex Plan can also assist with your personal cash flow during the year. Use the Flex Plan to set
aside money each paycheck for large expenses, such as orthodontia, Lasik eye surgery, major
dental work, hearing aid purchase, or eyeglass/contact lens purchase. Not only will you save taxes
on the money set aside, it will also make it easier to pay for these expenses when incurred.