Updates to Flex Spending

The deadline to submit 2019 claims for your Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Dependent Care Advantage account (DDCA) has been extended to May 31, 2020.  Employees who were enrolled in either benefit for 2019 now have until May 31, 2020 to submit claims for the 2019 calendar year.  Employees can download claim forms and find instructions for submitting claims at https://goer.ny.gov/how-submit-2019-claims

Also, the recently enacted CARES Act made several changes to the rules concerning eligible HCSA expenses.  These changes are retroactive to January 1, 2020.  Employees are encouraged to submit receipts for reimbursement for any previously purchased items.

  • Over the counter (OTC) drugs and medicines may now be reimbursed by the HCSA without a prescription from a doctor. 
  • Menstrual care products are now considered qualified medical expenses and are therefore eligible for reimbursement by the HCSA.

 If employees have any questions, they may email or call WageWorks customer service at at fsa@goer.ny.gov or (800) 358-7202.

Please contact HR with any questions by emailing hr@oswego.edu. Please visit this webpage for the most up-to-date information from your Human Resources and Payroll offices.

Date posted: 4/28/20