Cochise College Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for EPO or EPO Buy-up Participants
The 2022 limit for Flexible Spending Accounts is $2850. Employees insured on the EPO or EPO Buy-up plan can elect to have an FSA. HDHP plan participants that do not qualify for an Health Savings Account may also have an FSA account. Employee contributions are pre-tax through payroll deduction. The full election will be available to spend on qualifying expenses such as medical, pharmacy, dental and vision expenses following the first payroll in July 2022. Cochise College uses AmeriBen for FSA administration and allows a $500 rollover of unused funds each year. Any unused funds in excess of $500 for forfeited by the employee. Debit cards are optional. Visit myAmeriBen and register for your member account to track transactions and upload substantiation. You can also use the mobile app by visiting the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
Dependent Care Account (DCA) for EPO, EPO Buy-up, and HDHP Participants
Employees can use a DCA to pay for qualifying expenses such as daycare, summer day care, elder care, before and after school programs, and pre-school. The limit for 2022 is $5,000 per household or $2,500 if married and filing separately. Employee contributions are pre-tax through payroll deduction and are only available for reimbursement as contributions are received. For convenience, a recurring reimbursement can be set-up.