Several pieces of legislation and IRS Notices have passed that allow for greater flexibility in using your DCFSA funds. Below are updates to the standard restrictions.

  • You may make contributions of up to $10,500 to your DCFSA in 2021 ($5,250 if married and filing separate income tax returns).
  • You have until December 31, 2021, to spend any unused 2020 DCFSA balance.
  • You have until December 31, 2022, to spend your 2021 DCFSA balance. This gives you an additional full year to use your 2021 DCFSA money.
  • If your dependent child turned age 13 in 2020, you may use your DCFSA money to cover day care costs incurred for that child in 2020. Additionally, if you have a balance remaining in your DCFSA after all 2020 reimbursements have been made, then you may use any remaining DCFSA funds for qualifying day care costs you incur in 2021 (until that dependent turns 14). 
  • If your dependent child turns age 13 in 2021 and you have a balance remaining in your DCFSA after all 2020 reimbursements have been made, you may use your DCFSA money to cover day care costs incurred for that dependent in 2021. Additionally, you may use any new 2021 DCFSA funds for qualifying day care costs you incur for that dependent in 2021 (until that dependent turns 13). 
  • You can make changes to your DCFSA by November 30, 2021, without having to prove that you’ve had a qualified life event.

This website provides highlights of the Hess Corporation benefits plans and programs for 2021. If there is any discrepancy between the information provided on this website and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will govern. Hess reserves the right to amend or terminate the plans at its discretion at any time.