My wife and I are going through a divorce, which will not be finalized before the end of 2018. We have three kids together and will be splitting custody. Both of us are trying to enroll in benefits at work for open enrollment for 2019. We are not sure how much we can each contribute to a flexible spending account. Can we each do the $2650? Or is that per household, which we technically still are?
The $2650 limit is per employee, so divorced or not, each of you could contribute some provided the IRS maximum is not exceeded, currently 5K. Source It really depends on your filling status for 2018, if you file married but separate, then you will each be limited to $2500.
Given that the two of you seem to be working together (smart and good for your children), I would each limit my contributions to 2500. Provided, of course, that the money is needed. That is quite a hefty spend for a typical family.
Bonus Info: If you have left over FSA money at the end of the year you can deduct mileage from your home to each of the doctors visits. If you happen to live far away from one of your providers, this could turn into a healthy sum. Also many places like Walgreens allow the purchase of things like sunscreen with FSA money.