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Yes, qualified day care, day camp, or other outside child care services such as before-school and after-school programs are covered.
Effective January 1, 2011, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Over-The-Counter (OTC) drugs and medicines, such as pain relievers, cough medicines, cold medicines, etc, will no longer be eligible for reimbursement without a doctor’s order, prescription, or directive.
No. Items that require a doctor’s directive cannot be purchased using the WageWorks Health Care card. In order to be reimbursed for over-the-counter medications you must obtain a doctor’s directive, prescription or order and submit a Claim Form to WageWorks.
They may be. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) extends the eligibility of coverage to eligible children until the age of 26. However, out-of-pocket expenses cannot be incurred by over age children unless the child qualifies as a “tax dependent” under Internal Revenue Code Section 125.
Yes, as long as you do not exceed $5,000 for the calendar year. To change your annual election amount, complete a Change in Status form and return the form to University Human Resources.
You cannot make changes in your election amount during the calendar year unless you experience a qualified change in family status that is recognized by the IRS. Changes in family status include marriage or divorce, birth or adoption of a child, death of a dependent, change in work status of spouse, significant change in health coverage due to spouse’s employment, and change in cost or coverage of dependent care.
Yes, once you return to work you should enroll within 30 days. To enroll, complete a Change in Status form and return the form to University Human Resources.
Yes, dependent care wages and related taxes for a babysitter are eligible expenses as long as the babysitter is not your dependent.
Yes. There is a 30 day waiting period for the Unreimbursed Dependent Care Spending Account. There is a 60 day waiting period for the Unreimbursed Medical Spending Account. The effective date will be the first day of the month following eligibility. Employees who have an academic year appointment and have a September 1 hire date are eligible to enroll effective September 1.
For the Unreimbursed Medical Spending Account, the maximum annual election for 2016 is $2,500. For the Dependent Care Spending Account, the maximum annual election for 2016 is $5,000.
You have until March 15 of the following year to incur eligible expenses. The deadline for submitting all claims is April 30 of the following year.
Please visit the WageWorks website to access the list of eligible expenses.