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Optional Tax Programs (FSA, HSA and CSP)

The State of Illinois provides employees with IRS tax-favored programs to stretch pre-tax dollars for certain approved expenses. 

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program administered by Optum Financial. There are two types of FSAs

Health Savings Account (HSA)  administered by Optum Financial.

  • The Health Savings Account (HSA) is the companion pre-tax savings program to the State Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP), available only to active full-time State Employees. 

Commuter Savings Program (CSP) administered by Edenred.

  • The  Commuter Savings Program (CSP) is used for parking and transit commuting expenses.

Pre-tax programs features:

  • IRS approved reimbursement of eligible expenses tax-free
  • Per pay period deposits from an employee’s pretax salary
  • Savings on state and federal income taxes and Social Security taxes
  • Security of paying anticipated eligible expenses from pre-determined accounts

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