Flexible Spending Account and high-3


 Q. Does participating in the Flexible Spending Account affect your high-3 calculation? I put the maximum $5,000 in 2012 for my son’s braces. Does this reduce my annual pay for 2012 by $5,000 and reduce my high-3 pay?

A. No, it won’t.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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