Tax$ave News | About Tax$ave | Flexible Spending Accounts
Tax$ave for Plan Year 2017: Open Enrollment is October 3 to October 31, 2016.
New enrollments for unreimbused medical or dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts will be effective as of January 1, 2017.
The State Employees Tax Savings Program — Tax$ave,
is a benefit program available under Section 125 of the Federal Internal
Revenue Code that allows eligible employees to set aside before-tax
dollars to pay for certain medical, dental, and dependent care expenses,
thereby avoiding federal taxes and saving money.
Tax$ave is only available to eligible State Employees. An eligible employee
is any full-time employee of the State or a State college or university who is eligible to participate in the State
Health Benefits Program.
Tax$ave consists of three separate component
plans. An eligible employee may elect to participate in any
combination, all, or none of the plans. The three components of
Premium Option Plan (POP) allows employees to pay any
State Health Benefits Program medical and/or dental premiums
they have with before-tax dollars. Enrollment
in the POP is automatic unless enrollment is declined.
Unreimbursed Medical Flexible Spending Account (Medical FSA) allows
employees to set aside money to pay for qualified medical
and dental expenses not paid by any group benefits plan under
which they or their dependents are covered. Reenrollment is
required each calendar year link
to FSA plan Web site.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (Dependent FSA) allows
an employee to set aside funds to pay for anticipated expenses
related to dependent care required to permit the employee
and spouse to work. Reenrollment is required each calendar
to FSA Plan Web sites.
For additional information about Tax$ave,
Sheet #44, Tax$ave Adobe
Eligible employees should also review the
Enrollment Newsletter Adobe
PDF (73K), the Premium
Option Plan brochure Adobe
PDF (29K), and the Flexible Spending Plans Flier Adobe
PDF (857K), which are linked from this Web site.
Employees can also contact the flexible
spending account administrator, WageWorks, Inc., for more information on the Unreimbursed Medical Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account portions of Tax$ave. The WageWorks Customer Service telephone number,
mailing address, and Web link are provided below.
Tax savings on commuter mass transit
and parking expenses are available as a separate benefit
to State employees under the Commuter Tax$ave Program. Visit the Commuter Tax$ave home page and see
Fact Sheet #67, Commuter
Tax$ave Program, Adobe
PDF (35K) for more information.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
WageWorks, Inc., administers the Unreimbursed Medical Flexible
Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Flexible
Spending Accounts for Tax$ave and the Division of
Pensions and Benefits.
must enroll with WageWorks each plan year
in order to participate in a Flexible Spending Account.
During the Open
Enrollment you may:
- Enroll by Fax to: 1-866-672-4780
New employees must:
- Enroll with paper enrollment Adobe
PDF (91K) form either by Fax or by mail within 30 days of hire date.
Contact WageWorks Customer Service toll-free at 1-855-428-0446 or visit WageWorks online at: www.wageworks.com
P.O. Box 1840
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1840
WageWorks Claim Forms — for claims submitted after September 1, 2012
Tax$ave enrollees should submit all FSA plan claims to WageWorks.
For information on past claims made prior to September 1, 2012,
contact Fringe Benefits Management Company's Customer Care
toll-free at 1-800-342-8017,
or visit online at: www.myFBMC.com
Declination of POP Enrollment
in the Premium Option Plan (POP) is automatic unless
an employee submits a Declination of Premium Option
By declining POP you are choosing
to pay more in taxes. If you wish to decline enrollment
in this tax-savings plan, use the form for State
PDF (32K) or for State
College Employees Adobe
PDF (32K) depending on where you are employed.
Pension Reform and Section 125 Plans for Local Employers
Chapter 78, P.L. 2011, the Pension and Health
Benefit Reform Law, requires local government
and local education employers to offer Section
125 plans to their employees.
The Tax$ave Program is only available to eligible State employees.
- Local employers must establish their own Section 125 programs.
- Local government and local education employees should contact their human resources office or benefits administrator to determine the specific plans and benefits that are available.
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