I am being allowed by my employer to enroll in a Health Insurance plan outside of the open enrollment period or new hire period due to an Involuntary Loss of Coverage (my father lost his job and I was a dependent on his plan).
However, they are telling me that my event is not a qualifying event to enroll in an FSA, and I do not agree with this. Why would enrolling in a Health Insurance plan be OK, and enrolling in an FSA not?
I have read all the tables explaining which events quality for mid-year FSA enrollment and which do not, but none of them take into account the person in question previously being a dependent on someone else's health plan.
Thanks for your help!