Flexible Spending Accounts
The Flex Spending Account (FSA) Open Enrollment period for Plan Year 2018 (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018) starts on Monday, November 6th, and runs through Friday, November 17th. You must enroll each and every year; your prior plan year’s election always ends on the last day of that year.
The Open Enrollment deadline is November 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm. Please make sure you enroll by the deadline. Unsuccessful attempts to enroll at the last minute will not be honored.
A representative from Cafeteria Plan Advisors, Inc. our FSA partner, will be in Meeting Room A at Town Hall on Tuesday, November 14th from 2:30 to 4:30 pm to meet with employees who have questions about the plans. Attendance is not mandatory.
What Do You Need To Do?
If you are currently enrolled, you can enroll again for 2018 using the Online enrollment option by November 17th, or by completing a paper enrollment form and returning it to CPA, Inc.. by November 17th. You will receive several e-mails from CPA, Inc. within the next few days, including one with online enrollment instructions.
If you are new to the program, you must complete a paper enrollment form and return it to CPA, Inc. by November 17th.
If you are completing a paper enrollment form you can send it directly to CPA, Inc.. (their e-mail address, fax # and street address are on the form).
If you are enrolling in a Dependent Care FSA you must also complete a Dependent Care Claim form and submit it to CPA, Inc. each year, regardless of the option you use to use to enroll.
The following documents are located below:
FSA Open Enrollment Notice - this contains more details about the plans as well as how to enroll. The deadline for enrollment is Friday, November 17th at 3:30 pm.
FSA enrollment form - a form to make your annual election. A paper form is required for first-time participants and employees who do not want to enroll online. If you are currently participating and use the online option to enroll for 2018 you don't need to also complete one of these forms.
Dependent Care FSA Claim form - you must complete and send this form each year to CPA, Inc. if enrolling in a Dependent Care account.
The enrollment deadline is November 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm, whether you enroll online or by submitting a paper enrollment form.
Please contact CPA, Inc. with any questions you may have, including if you are having problems enrolling online, how to complete a paper enrollment form, about your account balance or outstanding claims. Anyone that answers the phone can help with any questions. They are available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (with voice mail on from 12:00 -1:00 pm). You can also send e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org which is checked frequently.
Please note: If you have Flex Spending MasterCard debit cards (a.k.a “Benny” cards) for your Medical/Dental FSA do not throw them away. They will be re-loaded at the beginning of the year with your new election amount. You will not automatically receive new cards. You will be charged a $10 fee by CPA, Inc. when you request new cards.
***Shrewsbury Public School employees: Please, do not send forms to me by school courier.***