Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA)

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a way for employees to save money!   FSAs provide a vehicle for employees to reduce their payments for out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or dependent care expenses without paying federal, state, or FICA taxes.  This means employees can put money aside each pay period on a pre-tax basis in a;    

HealthCare (medical) Reimbursement Account
Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Account 

 

Eligible and Ineligible Expenses under the FSA

Information on the $500 carryover provision on your FSA


How do you enroll:  Employees have the opportunity to enroll in the HealthCare and Dependent Day Care flexible spending accounts as a new hire or during the annual open enrollment period by completing the online enrollment process.
 
Annual Plan Election: At time of enrollment, you will need to indicate your annual plan election. Your annual plan year election is the estimated eligible expenses that you will incur and spend between your effective date and December 31
st.   The online enrollment system will calculate your pay period deduction based on your annual election.  Each open enrollment participants are required to make a new election if continuing in either the Healthcare or Dependent Day Care FSA.  If you do not make a new election for January 1st, the FSA will terminate and payroll deductions will stop on December 31st.

Maximum allowable election can be:
  $2,500 for healthcare and/or
    $5,000 for dependent day care

Cigna Flexible Spending Account Debit Card: Participants enrolled in the medical FSA will receive a Cigna Flexible Spending Account debit card (additional cards can be requested). This card can be used to pay for medical expenses allowed under IRS guidelines during the plan year. When using this card all transactions are subject to an audit and a valid receipt can be requested for any reason at any time. A valid receipt may be the Explanation of Benefits from the insurance company or an actual paper detailed receipt from the vendor where the card was used. It is advised that you keep all receipts or EOB’s so that if you are requested by the administrator to provide this information you can access them easily and not receive tax implications at the end of the plan year.   ** This card cannot be used for childcare expenses.                                     Cigna Flexible Spending Account Health Care Debit Card


How to file for reimbursement when not using the Debit Card or need reimbursement for Childcare: 
You have 2 options in requesting for reimbursement.
1) Go to
www.mycigna.com and submit your request or
2) Complete the
FSA Reimbursement Request Form and attach necessary receipts and other required documents. Forms can be faxed to (423)553-8953 OR Mail to: CIGNA, P.O. Box 182223, Chattanooga, TN 37422-7223. Remember to sign this form before you send it in.

Questions regarding the Flexible Spending Account program please contact:
Joy Heimermann
(615)595-1268

joyh@williamson-tn.org
joy.heimermann@wcs.edu

                   (or)
Cigna Customer services: 1-800-244-6224
www.mycigna.com