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Jun 1, 2020
Dependent Care Costs Change Recently?
As more and more dependent care providers and schools respond to the call for social distancing, you may feel the need to make a change to your Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) election. Changes to your DCFSA election mid-year are permitted, if you have experienced a qualifying life event. You may have experienced a qualifying life event that allows you to increase or decrease your election if:
- You experience a change in employment status for you, your spouse or dependent
- There is a change in cost or coverage of your dependent care services
The change to your account must be consistent with the reason for the change. For example, if a dependent care provider is no longer providing care (i.e., before/after care/daycare closes, summer day camp cancels or care is no longer needed) the election can be reduced. Similarly, if you need supplemental child or adult care due to an increase in hours worked, you may increase your election.
Did you know that virtual day care is also eligible for reimbursement from your DCFSA? For more eligible dependent care expenses visit the Support & FAQ Center.
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FSAFEDS Benefits Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
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FSAFEDS Program - Claims
P.O. Box 14127
Lexington, KY 40512-4127
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