Flex Spending Accounts

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Program Administrator

The administrator for the County's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program is Navia Benefit Solutions. If you need to submit a claim, or if you have any questions about the Program or your account, you may contact Navia at (800) 669-3539 or visit their website at www.naviabenefits.com. Please note: if you contact Navia by phone or online, you will need to provide the County's 3-digit employer code, which is "CYF".

Health & Dependent Day Care Accounts:

Health and Dependent Care programs allow participants to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses incurred between January 1 and December 31 of the current plan year. In addition, the program allows a grace period for expenses incurred from January 1 through March 15 of the following year if you have monies remaining in your account.

Health Care Spending Accounts:

Allows participants to use these funds for health-related expenses not covered by your health insurance plans, such as medical or dental office visit co-payments and deductibles, etc. The annual contribution limit is $2,700.

  • How to enroll: Submit your enrollment form to Human Resources - Employee Benefits. Enrollment is only permitted due to one of the following events:
    1. New Hires - must enroll within 30 days of your date of hire.
    2. Open Enrollment - must enroll during the designated annual Open Enrollment period.
    3. Qualifying Life Event - must enroll within 30 days of the qualifying event date.

Dependent Day Care Spending Accounts:

Allows participants to obtain reimbursement for work-related dependent care expenses. The annual contribution limit is $5,000.

  • How to enroll: Submit your enrollment form to Human Resources - Employee Benefits. Enrollment is only permitted due to one of the following events:
    1. New Hires - must enroll within 30 days of your date of hire.
    2. Open Enrollment - must enroll during the designated annual Open Enrollment period.
    3. Qualifying Life Event - must enroll within 30 days of the qualifying event date.

Key Dates:

  • 2019 Plan Year
  • Plan Year begins: January 1, 2019
  • Last day to incur expenses: March 15, 2020
  • Last day to submit claims/documentation: May 15, 2020
  • 2020 Plan Year
  • Plan Year begins: January 1, 2020 
  • Last day to incur expenses: March 15, 2021
  • Last day to submit claims/documentation: May 15, 2021

Important Note: If you do not incur expenses and/or file your claims by the deadlines above, you will forfeit any remaining contributions in the spending accounts.

Parking & Transit Spending Accounts:

Allows participants to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses incurred on a monthly basis. There is no plan year restriction. The monthly parking and/or transit contribution limit is $265.

  • How to enroll: Register at www.naviabenefits.com with the 3-digit employer code, "CYF". Please note that forms are not accepted for the Parking & Transit FSA.
    • If you enroll/make a change on or before the 15th of the month, your coverage will begin on the 1st of the month following your enrollment election.
    • If you enroll/make a change after the 15th of the month, your coverage will begin on the 1st of the second month following your enrollment election.

Important Program Facts

Tax Savings:

Participants save money in taxes since contributions are deducted from your pay before Social Security, Medicare, and Federal and State Income taxes are calculated. Use a tax savings calculator (internet access required).

Election Changes:

The Health and Dependent Care FSA is not completely flexible. After you enroll, you cannot make changes during the plan year unless you experience a qualifying life event, such as a marriage or divorce. Please see the County of Fresno Cafeteria Plan Document below, or contact Employee Benefits at (559) 600-1810 for questions. Changes may be made to Parking and Transit elections on a monthly basis (see “Parking and Transit Spending Accounts” above).

Additional Information

Plan Overviews via Navia

Plan Documents

Resources

Contact Information

Navia Benefits Solutions
www.naviabenefits.com
(800) 669-3539

Employee Benefits
HRbenefits@fresnocountyca.gov
(559) 600-1810

Revised 9/20/2019

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