Alight Smart-Choice Accounts
Transitioning to Fidelity
Thursday, December 14, 2023
During Annual Enrollment, American Airlines announced that it is transitioning the administrative services for its spending accounts from Alight Smart-Choice Accounts to Fidelity Investments, effective January 1, 2024.
1,184 Flight Attendants with a Health Savings Account (HSA) have yet to provide consent to transfer their assets, i.e., including their existing HSA in American Airlines’ group transfer to Fidelity. Only those who are currently or previously enrolled in the Core medical option will have an HSA. Please note an HSA is different than a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). There is no action required for those with an FSA.
The deadline to complete this step is tomorrow, Friday, December 15, at 2 pm (CT). If you have an existing HSA, provide consent in the Benefits Service Center. Click on the Transfer of Assets and Account Closure Authorization tile and follow the prompts. This is your final opportunity to take these steps and have your current HSA balance included in American’s group transfer to Fidelity. Otherwise, you may incur administrative fees if you choose to transfer your existing HSA to Fidelity at a later time.
The accounts included in the transition to Fidelity are:
- Health Savings Account (HSA).
- Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA).
- Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA).
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA).
- Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).
- Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangement (RHRA).
- Commuter Account.
Take note of these key dates for the transfer of your specific spending accounts to Fidelity. Retirees, please note that no action is required on your part at this time.
For those with HRA accounts, once you have completed your annual preventive exam by December 31, American Airlines will contribute credits to your HRA. If you elected the Plus medical option for the first time for 2024, this means that your NetBenefits AccessCard® will not have any HRA credits until you complete your annual preventive exam. If you do not have funds in any other spending account and try to use the NetBenefits AccessCard® before the credits have been contributed to your HRA, your transaction will be denied.
Visit americanaccounts.fidelitymicrosite.com to learn more about your spending account(s) and the transition ahead or contact the American Airlines Service Center at Fidelity by calling 800-354-3412.
For questions regarding submitting reimbursement claims to Smart-Choice, visit the Benefits Service Center or call 888-860-6178.
APFA National Health Chair