I went on disability for six weeks last year to get physical therapy for my back. This was a first for me. While I was off, I got other appointments out of the way. New glasses, dental work, etc. Between physical therapy and the other stuff, I racked up about $1000,00 in out of pocket expenses I could get reimbursed for through my health care spending account(HSA). However...two weeks AFTER I returned to work, UPS sent me a letter informing me that while I was on disability I was considered an inactive employee and as such cannot use my HSA for any expenses incurred during that period. This is a government regulation, and there is nothing to be done about that, but I am making it my mission to let as many people as possible know about this so it doesn't happen to them, and to get UPS to include info like this in their annual package where we sign up for our flexible benefits. I don't know if UPS does it the same company wide, but there is no mention of this in ANY materials UPS gave me when I signed up for this. Aetna handles our districts HSA for UPS and there is nothing on their web site either. UPS has a responsibility to inform us of all rules and regulations concerning our flexible benefits. It should not be "buyer beware".