Flexible Spending Accounts
The Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are administered by Cigna. There are two FSA accounts offered to employees, Healthcare and Dependent Care spending. The accounts are funded by contributions made by the employee each pay period (24 periods) on a pre-tax basis. The amount contributed to the account can be used on eligible expenses that incur during the time periods listed in the table below.
Roll over benefit: If you have any Healthcare flexible spending dollars left at the end of the 2018 year, you can roll up to $500 of the remaining balance to the following years' FSA account.
For 2019 Healthcare FSA: The IRS has increased the 2019 calendar year maximum for contributions. Employees can now set aside healthcare FSA dollars up to $2,650 for the year. (See bottom table for 2019 FSA contribution limits and dates)
Cigna verification: On occasion, Cigna may ask for expense verification and you will need to submit appropriate documentation for the expense, such as a detailed receipt or Rx script. If documentation is not received, the Cigna debit card will be deactivated until expenses can be verified as an eligible expense under IRS definition.
Tip: Be conservative with how much you elect. If you enroll in the FSA Health Care Spending Account and you earn the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) incentive by participating in the wellness program and/or completing the Healthy Pregnancy program with Cigna, the FSA will pay first. FSA dollars must be incurred within the calendar year and the reason these funds are used first is because the FSA has a limit to the remaining amount that can be rolled over.
|Description||Healthcare Flexible Spending Account||Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account|
||Healthcare Related||Eligible Dependent Care|
|Minimum Per Pay Period||$5.00||$5.00||$5.00||$5.00|
|Maximum Per Pay Period||$108.33||$110.41||$208.33||$208.33|
|Period to Incur Expenses||January 2018 - December 2018||January 2019 - December 2019||January 2018 - December 2018||January 2019 - December 2019|
Claims must be submitted no later than January 31st, 2019