What happens to my FSA if I am seasonal, departed, retired, laid off, or on a leave of absence?

Health Care FSA:

  • Seasonal employees – Seasonal employees who are enrolled in a Health Care FSA and are laid off will have their account suspended and Cards inactivated until returning to work. If returning to work in a different plan year, contact the Employee Benefits Division at 800-505-5011.

  • Departures, Retirees & Layoffs – Health Care FSAs for these employees will end and Cards will be inactivated the last day of the pay-period worked. Individuals wishing to achieve their annual goal and continue their Health Care FSA benefit should contact the Employee Benefits Division at 800-505-5011 30 days prior to this event taking place, when possible. Note: If you have paid your entire Annual Goal prior to leaving State service, WageWorks© will be notified and will extend your account through the end of the plan year and corresponding run-out period.

  • Leave of Absence – Employees with a Health Care FSA who are placed on a leave of absence or experience "lost time" will have full use of this FSA and the Health Care Card while off of payroll. Employees will be required to make-up any missed contributions upon returning to work.

Dependent Care FSA:

  • Seasonal employees – Seasonal employees who are enrolled in a Dependent Care FSA and are laid off will have their account suspended. If returning to work in a different plan year, contact the Employee Benefits Division at 800-505-5011.

  • Departures, Retirees & Layoffs – Your eligibility for the Dependent Care FSA ends on your last day of work.  Expenses incurred while you are not actively at work will not be eligible for reimbursement.

  • Leave of Absence – Your eligibility for the Dependent Care FSA ends on your last day of work.  Expenses incurred while you are not actively at work will not be eligible for reimbursement.  If you return to work during the same calendar year, dependent care expenses incurred are again eligible for reimbursement. Your contributions will restart at the same bi-weekly contribution in place before you left, unless you request a change due to a qualifying life event.