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What are Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Accounts?

  • Flexible Spending Accounts: A pre-tax benefit account used to pay for out-of-pocket healthcare costs such as deductibles, co-pays, prescribed medication and some over the counter medications.

  • Dependent Care Accounts: A pre-tax benefit accounts used to pay for dependent care services, such as preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or elder daycare.

Plan Rules:

  • Eligibility: Full-time employees working 20 or more hours per week , spouse & children (up to age 26 for Medical FSA accounts and under age 13 for dependent care accounts)

  • Coverage provided by Consolidated Admin Services 

  • Plan Year: July 1 – June 30

  • Only family status changes will allow you to change your annual election. The altered election must be consistent with the status change

  • Married and not filing jointly participants limited to $2,500 deferral for Dependent Care

  • Transfer of funds between the Dependent Care and Medical Care accounts are not allowed

Contact Campus Benefits for assistance with claims.


Call 1-866-433-7661, option 5

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Dependent Care FSA is for eligible expenses related to the care of your child, disabled spouse, elderly parent, or other dependent who is physically or mentally unable for self-care (i.e. day care, adult day care) or is disabled. Medical expenses for your dependent are not eligible for reimbursement under the Dependent Care account.

What is covered under Medical FSA Account?
• Medical coinsurance and deductible
• Doctor’s office visit copays
• Emergency Room costs
• Dental copays and out-of-pocket costs
• Vision copays and out-of-pocket costs
• Contacts and Glasses
• Prescriptions
• Please see the full eligibility list for other covered expenses

Who is covered under a Dependent Care Account?
• Children under age 13 (including stepchildren, grandchildren, adopted or foster
children, and children related to you who are eligible for a tax exemption on your
federal tax return).
• Tax dependents residing with you and incapable of self-care (this could include your
spouse, a child age 13 and over, and elderly parents).

The CARES Act permanently reinstates over-the counter products, and adds menstrual care products for the first time, as eligible expenses for your FSA funds WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION!

Eligible items for purchase without a prescription now include, but are not limited to:
• Pain relief medications, e.g., acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium
• Cold & flu medications
• Allergy medications
• Acne treatments
• Eye drops
• Stomach & digestive aids
• Pads, Tampons and Menstrual sponges
• Sleep aids
• Children’s pain relievers, allergy medicines, and digestive aids

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