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Flexible Spending Accounts

Available to full-time, permanent employees, including temporary faculty members employed for a one-academic-year contract, and permanent part-time employees, including temporary faculty members employed for a one-academic year-contract who work 50 percent of the time.

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an account you set up to pre-fund your anticipated, eligible medical services, medical supplies, and dependent care expenses that are normally not covered by your insurance. You decide how much to contribute annually to your FSA, and the amount is deducted in small, equal amounts during the plan year. FSA funds are deducted before federal and state taxes are calculated on your paycheck, which results in less taxable income.

Medical Reimbursement FSA: This account is used to pay for eligible medical expenses which aren't covered by your insurance or other plan. These expenses can be incurred by yourself or your eligible dependents. Once you sign up for a Medical Reimbursement FSA and decide how much to contribute, the maximum annual amount of reimbursement for eligible health care expenses will be available throughout your period of coverage. The maximum annual contribution amount that can be made to a medical reimbursement account is $2,500. Account balances not used are forfeited.

Dependent Care Reimbursement FSA: This account allows you to pay for eligible dependent care expenses such as after-school care, babysitting fees, day care services, nursery, and preschool. Eligible dependents include your qualifying child under the age of 13, and/or your spouse or a qualifying child or relative who is physically or mentally incapable of self care. Once you sign up for a Dependent Care Reimbursement FSA and decide how much to contribute, the funds available to you depend on the actual funds in your account. Unlike a Medical Reimbursement FSA, the entire maximum annual amount is not available during the plan year, but rather after your payroll deductions are received. The maximum annual contribution amount that can be made to a dependent care reimbursement account depends on your tax filing status. Account balances not used are forfeited.

Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment

The Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment period for the 2015 plan year runs from October 20 through November 7, 2014. Re-enrollment is required each year during open enrollment for continued participation in the program.  Information on Open Enrollment.  

Flexible Spending Account Forms and Information

Information on the Flexible Spending Account Program as well as forms.  

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact WageWorks Customer Care Center at 1-877-924-3967, or the Office of Human Resources at 724-357-2431.

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  • Sutton Hall, Room G8
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    Indiana, PA 15705
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  • Human Resources will either be closed or have limited staffing between Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Friday, January 2, 2015. Other than automated e-mail responses, there will be no action taken on inquiries or submissions to job postings during this time. Business will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.