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Dependent Care FSA

2019 Enrollment and Change Period runs October 8 - November 9, 2018
You must re-enroll each year in order to participate.

Eligible Dependent Care expenses must be:

  • For an individual you claim as a dependent on your Federal Tax return who is under 13 or incapable of self-care (if you are part of a divorced household you must be the custodial parent for more than 50% of the year); and
  • Necessary to allow you (and your spouse), to work, look for work or attend school full-time.

Only "paid" eligible daycare expenses are reimbursable (examples below). For a complete list of eligible expenses, visit ASI Eligible Expenses.

  • Before and after-school care
  • Baby sitter
  • Day camps (summer or holiday)
  • Daycare
  • Elder care (adult must live with you at least 8 hours a day and be claimed as a dependent on your Federal Tax return)
  • Household help (duties must include caring for an eligible dependent)
  • Late pick-up fees
  • Placement services

Ineligible expenses

Expenses related to care that are not considered eligible expenses (examples below). For a complete list of eligible expenses, visit ASI Eligible Expenses.

  • Care while you are not working (maternity leave, FMLA, workers' compensation leave)
  • Care for a child for whom you have 50% or less physical custody
  • Care for a child age 13 or older who is not disabled
  • Overnight camps
  • Instructional or sport-specific camps; e.g. ballet camp soccer camp, summer school
  • Expenses paid to your child under age 19 or to someone you or your spouse can receive a personal exemption for as a dependent

illustrations of dental work, childcare, prescriptions, & eyeglasses
 

Flexible Spending Accounts