Flexible Spending Accounts

The FSA information below is for 2019. Click here for 2018 FSA information.

 The university offers Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options administered by Discovery Benefits.

Not sure exactly what a FSA is? Check out FSA 101, a great introductory video provided by Discovery Benefits.  Basically, flexible spending accounts provide pre-tax dollars to be used toward medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and daycare expenses.  This is a savings to you and adds extra money in your pocket.  Flexible spending accounts do have a "Use-it-or-lose-it" provision, meaning any unspent money at the end of the grace period of March 15 must be forfeited.

Discovery Benefits Contact Information

Customer Service: 866-451-3399

Fax: 866-451-3245

Website: www.discoverybenefits.com

Live Chatwww.discoverybenefits.com/contact

Click to view customer services instructions for retirees.

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

The Health Care (FSA) annual employee contributions are available to use beginning January 1, 2019.  You may use these funds for you and your dependents. The maximum annual employee contribution limit for a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is $2,650.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

The Dependent Care (FSA) annual employee contributions accumulate on a per pay period basis.  You may use these funds to reimburse you for daycare and children's camp expenses. The maximum annual employee and household contribution limit for Dependent Care FSA is $5,000.

New ID Card

New enrollees will receive a new FSA card in the mail. Employees who had a FSA account last year will continue to use the same card.

Grace Period

The university 2019 FSA plan year has a grace period that extends to March 15, 2020.  During the Grace Period, you can continue to incur claims and use any remaining balance in your 2019 Health Care FSA or your Dependent Care FSA. You then have until April 15, 2020 to submit final claims for reimbursement from your 2019 balance.

Additional Resources

Discovery Benefits has a lot of great resources for participants. The Discovery Benefits website offers guides, calculators, etc.  You can also check out some helpful videos listed below.

Guide to Substantiating Claims Video

Discovery Benefits Mobile App Video

Guide to Consumer Claims Sync

 Discovery Benefits Out-Of-Pocket Reimbursement Form