Flexible SPending Accounts
UNC Charlotte offers two types of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to eligible employees: Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) and Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (DDFSA). FSAs allow you to set aside a portion of your pay pre-tax to use for medical, dental, vision, and child care/elder care expenses that are not covered by insurance, or only partially covered. Estimate how much you normally spend on these expenses throughout the year and set aside that amount into your FSA.
Health Care Flexible Spending Account
You can set aside pre-tax dollars to use for eligible health care expenses. As determined by the IRS, an eligible employee can contribute $120-$2,750 for the 2022 plan year. For the 2023 plan year, eligible employees may contribute $120-$2,850. You can roll over up to $570 of unused money into the next plan year.
Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account
You can set aside pre-tax dollars to use for child care and adult day care expenses. Select your contribution each year between $120 and $5,000. This account does not inclue a rollover, but does have a grace period which extends the time to spend your funds from the prior plan year.
The cost to you depends on the amount you choose.
Permanent, full-time employees who work 30+ hours per week are eligible for this plan.
Permanent, part-time employees working 20-29 hours per week are eligible for this plan.
Enrollment Deadline: If you are newly eligible employee, or experience a qualifying life event, you must enroll 30 days from your eligibility date. If you are making elections during open enrollment, you must complete them within the designated enrollment period.
Effective Date of Coverage: Effective dates are based on the type of eligibility event.
- Newly eligible employees: First of the month following your eligibility date
- Qualifying life event date: Reference the NCFlex website for plan-specific details
- Open enrollment: Jan. 1 following the open enrollment election period
A convenience card is mailed to first-time users (for those that have both HCFSA and DDFSA, only one card is issued) and only re-issued if reported lost or stolen, or once it expires after three years (the “Valid Thru” date is listed on the card). For security, please note these cards come in plain envelopes with minimal markings. Additional cards can be requested by logging onto ncflex.padmin.com or by calling 1-866-916-3475. Note that a claims kit will be emailed to all participants (mailed to those without a valid email address on file with P&A) and can also be found in the FSA section of ncflex.org.
NCFlex deducts your annual contribution in equal portions from your paycheck throughout the plan year.