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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, and 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 by a pre-tax deduction from their remaining pay warrants should complete the Health Care FSA Continuation of Coverage Form (CS- 1814). Employees may also choose to pay for the remaining contributions by personal check after tax.  Note: If you have paid your entire Annual Goal before leaving state service, your FSA is extended through the end of the plan year, plus any applicable Carryover period. Health Care FSA Cards are disabled once you are no longer an active employee. To receive reimbursement for your remaining funds you must pay out of pocket and submit for reimbursement through WageWorks.
  • 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. Employees will be required to make-up any missed contributions upon returning to work.

Dependent Care FSA:

  • Unpaid Leave of Absence or Workers Compensation: Your eligibility for the Dependent Care FSA ends on your last day of work. Expenses incurred while you are not actively at work are ineligible for reimbursement. If you return to work during the same calendar year, dependent care expenses incurred are again eligible for reimbursement. Contributions will restart at the same biweekly contribution in place before you left, unless you request a change due to a qualifying life event.
  • Paid Leaves: Contributions continue during a paid leave of absence, but expenses incurred while you are not actively at work are ineligible for reimbursement.
  • 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 are ineligible for reimbursement.