Reminder: 2012 Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees with a 2012 Health Care or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account must spend the remaining balance by the end of the plan year. Health care expenses to be reimbursed with the 2012 health care reimbursement accounts must be incurred by March 15, 2013. Dependent Care expenses for 2012 must be incurred by Dec. 31, 2012. Claims for both types of accounts must be submitted to the plan administrator, Payflex, by April 30, 2013. Any flexible spending contributions remaining after the deadline are forfeited.

Employees submit flexible spending claims to PayFlex online at or via fax. Employees can review a list of eligible expenses, view current balances and claims paid online at

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform act, was passed in 2010 and reduced the maximum that may be contributed to the Health Care Reimbursement Account from $10,000 to $2,500 per household, effective Jan. 1, 2013. As you begin to plan for 2013 flexible spending, visit the online expense calculator at to estimate your expenses.

Visit the employee benefits website for more information about your employee benefits.