Who’s Eligible for an FSA?

Health Care FSA  

If you’re a University employee who works at least 20 hours per week, you’re eligible to enroll in a Health Care FSA.

You can use your Health Care FSA for expenses you incur and those incurred by an eligible dependent even if that dependent is not covered under your medical or dental plan. Eligible dependents include:

  • Spouse
  • Dependent children
  • Qualified relative
    • Individuals who do not satisfy the federal criteria for “dependent child” may still be your “dependent relative” and have their dependent care expenses reimbursed if they:
      • Have gross income that is less than $3,200
      • Do not file a joint tax return
      • Are not the “dependent child” of anyone else

Please note: If you enroll in Medica HSA for your medical plan, you may use the Health Care FSA only to cover out-of-pocket costs for eligible dental and vision expenses.

 

Dependent Daycare FSA

If you’re a University employee who works at least 20 hours per week, you’re eligible to enroll in a Dependent Daycare FSA if you are also:

  • A single working parent; or
  • Married, filing jointly; or
  • Head of household with a dependent child

You can use the Dependent Daycare FSA to pay for care of a dependent family member. Eligible dependents include:

  • Dependent children under age 13
    • If your last dependent child turns 13 during the year, you may cancel your account
  • Dependents who you may claim as a tax exemption on your federal income tax return who are physically or mentally unable to care for themselves and who regularly spend at least eight hours a day in your household
  • Spouse who is mentally or physically incapable of self-care
  • Qualified relative
    • Individuals who do not satisfy the federal criteria for “dependent child” may still be your “dependent relative” and have their dependent care expenses reimbursed if they:
      • Have gross income that is less than $3,200
      • Do not file a joint tax return
      • Are not the “dependent child” of anyone else