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Employee Flexible Spending

Reminder: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) FY15 receipts are due by Thursday, March 31, 2016. For assistance submitting claims, please see the Payflex FSA Quick Reference Guide.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The District offers all benefit-eligible employees two pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits: the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) and the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA). These accounts allow you to pay for eligible, out-of-pocket health and/or dependent care expenses. Every plan year you must designate the amount to be set aside in your FSAs. Benefit Resource, Inc. administers these accounts.
 
BRI offers:
  • Beniversal Prepaid MasterCard: BRi's Beniversal card is a single card that can be used for transit, parking, and health care flexible spending accounts. The Beniversal Card operates nationwide with approved vendors that accept Debit MasterCard. This card is accepted at all WMATA terminal kiosks for SmartTrip card purchases and transactions. You will not need to place pre-orders for transit passes in advance.
  • Online Claim Submission via BRiWeb: Participants can submit a claim, along with the required documentation. A history of submitted claims is available online for review.
  • BRiMobile Claim Submission: The BRiMobile app allows participants to submit a claim, take a picture of receipts or upload a receipt from a file.
 
Health Care Flexible Spending Account Program
Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (HCFSA) allows you to plan for and cover eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses on a pre-tax basis, with deductions taken directly from your base salary. Deductions for the HCSFA reduce the gross income on your Form W-2 for federal and social security tax purposes. Your deductions are put into a special account, which will be used to reimburse participants for covered expenses up to a maximum of $2,550 annually. All receipts for expenses must be submitted by March 31. You may elect to participate in this program and/or select a new deduction amount during the next Open Enrollment period.
 
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Program
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSA) allows you to pay for eligible dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis, with deductions taken directly from your base salary. These deductions reduce your gross income on your Form W-2 for federal and social security tax purposes. The deductions are put into a special account, which will be used to reimburse participants for covered expenses up to a maximum of $5,000 annually. All receipts for expenses must be submitted by March 31. You may elect to participate in this program and/or select a new deduction amount during the next Open Enrollment period.
 
FSA Resources