2023 Flexible Spending Account and Transportation Fringe Benefit
Available to employees of groups participating in the
Diocesan Payroll Program.
We are once again pleased to make available to your employees the option to participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) and the transportation fringe benefit; these are two separate offers, each requiring their own enrollment form.
Basic guidelines are that present employees must enroll during the open enrollment period. For current employees wishing to enroll for the 2023 plan year, completed enrollment forms must be received in the diocesan office no later than Monday, November 28th to insure that our third party administrator (Benefit Analysis, Inc.) can set up employee accounts to be ready for use on January 1, 2023. New employees may enroll within 30 days of employment.
Healthcare FSA limit are increased to $3,050 for 2023.
Dependent Day Care FSA limit will remain at $5,000 for 2023.
In regard to the Transportation benefit, all expenses must be paid for with the Blue Benefits Card. Participants are not able to submit a claim form for reimbursement of out of pocket transportation expenses. The Diocese Payroll Service offers the option of post-tax payroll deductions to employees that wish to increase their monthly transportation allocation above the IRS pre-tax maximum of $300 per month.
Blue Benefit Card
Present participants in either plan should all have an active blue Benefits Card. You will not be issued a new card each year, but the card will be preloaded with your selected contribution by January 1st each year. New enrollees will receive a Blue Benefit Card within the first 2 weeks of 2023. By using the Benefit Card, you will no longer have to lay out any eligible expenses or file most claim forms. You will use the Card just like a charge card at the doctor’s office, pharmacy, and train station or anywhere it is accepted, if it is being used for eligible out-of-pocket healthcare, childcare or transportation expenses. The limit on your Card will be the same as your selection on your annual enrollment forms.
Completed forms should be return to Nancy Signore via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (36 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530) no later than November 28th.
Should you have any questions about the program please do not hesitate to call Nancy at (516) 316-4297. This is a great pre-tax benefit which I hope your employees will avail themselves of.