Child and adult day care FSA

Benefits-eligible employees may contribute up to $5,000 per household on a pre-tax basis during your period of participation in the calendar year. Enrollment must be done within 30 calendar days of your eligibility-hire date, a qualifying life event or during the annual open enrollment period. This plan covers your eligible child or adult daycare expenses necessary to allow you and your spouse, if married, to work, look for work or attend school full time.

A child or adult care FSA allows you to be reimbursed through the claims process for employment-related child and elder daycare expenses. Only the current balance is available for reimbursement.

Refer to the Enrollment and Administration section of the benefits guide for details about coverage effective dates.

Eligible dependents

  • Children under the age of 13 who share the same residence with you.
  • Your spouse or qualifying child or relative who is physically or mentally unable to care for him/herself who shares the same residence with you and has income less than the federal exemption amount.

This plan may reimburse you for expenses like daycare facilities and pre-schools. The provider’s tax ID or social security number is required. This plan is not used to pay your dependents' non-reimbursed medical expenses. Refer to the healthcare accounts section of the benefits guide for details about flexible spending accounts.


Unused funds do not roll over from year to year. Estimate your expenses carefully. Claims must be submitted by April 30 each year for eligible expenses incurred in the previous year. Visit the ASIFlex for details on eligible expenses. A new annual election is required each year during open enrollment for the next calendar plan year.

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