New commuter flex spending accounts for 2023

The State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) has added two new commuter FSAs for the 2023 plan year. These new FSA options provide reimbursement for specific commuting expenses, so please pay close attention to what is considered an eligible expense to determine if these accounts would be beneficial for you.

Both of these accounts accrue a balance throughout the year as contributions are made as opposed to being front-loaded at the beginning of the year. Unused contributions can be carried over into the following calendar year.

The Mass Transit FSA allows reimbursement for qualified mass transit tickets or passes, or State of Kansas vanpools. Eligible expenses could be buses or other types of mass transit passes.

The Parking FSA allows reimbursement for parking associated with your daily commute. Parking fees for WSU employees to park on our main campus are deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis so would not be eligible for reimbursement from the Parking FSA. For this reason, the Parking FSA is not shown for WSU employees in their enrollment portal. If you have an interest in the Parking FSA for non-WSU parking expenses, please contact We can request that the Parking FSA option is added to your enrollment portal.

For more information about the new Commuter FSAs, please refer to the SEHP 2023 Health Benefits Enrollment Guide.