2024 Flexible Spending Account, Transportation Fringe Benefit, & AFLAC

Human Resources
Posted by Mary Grace Puszka

2024 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 2024 plan year, completed enrollment forms must be received in the diocesan office no later than Monday, November 27th to insure that our third party administrator (Benefit Analysis, Inc.) can set up employee accounts to be ready for use on January 1, 2024. New employees may enroll within 30 days of employment.

Healthcare FSA limit are increased to $3,200 for 2024.

Dependent Day Care FSA limit will remain at $5,000 for 2024.

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 $315 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 2024.  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 (nsignore@dioceseli.org) or mail (36 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530) no later than November 27th.

Should you have any questions about the program please do not hesitate to call Nancy at 516-248-4800 x111 or 516-316-4297. This is a great pre-tax benefit which I hope your employees will avail themselves of.

Enrollment Forms and Related Material

Flexible Spending Account
Transportation and Parking


AFLAC supplemental insurance is available to eligible employees of all institutions using the Diocesan Payroll Service. Please be sure to share this important employee paid benefit with all your employees, full and part-time.  We are currently offering four plans: Critical Illness, Hospitalization, Accident and--for the first time--Supplemental Dental.  

Enrollment Notice 2024

The various AFLAC protection program videos can be accessed here

Information brochure on current AFLAC offerings

Please remember, AFLAC benefits offer a wide range of programs that are portable with the same discounted rate for life.  Please take a few minutes to review the information and connect with Jackie from AFLAC to ensure you're covered with these important benefits.  AFLAC is an enhancement to your current insurance plans and puts money in your pocket!

  • Dental Supplement - Wellness benefit includes $25 per cleaning (up to 2 per year), $15 for X-rays and from $10 to $225 per filling (depending on size and material used). 
  • Cancer / Critical Illness Coverage ($100 Yearly Wellness Benefit included!  Coverage relates to cancer, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and cardiac arrest)
  • Accident Coverage (Make sure you have the updated version with added benefits)
  • Hospital Choice Coverage (Enhanced version. Great for Maternity, Wellness/lab work, Covers Covid-19)

All changes, enrollments and terminations throughout the year should be directed to Nancy Signore at nsignore@dioceseli.org or (516) 248-4800 ext. 111.

For Current Policyholders

Make sure you submit your wellness benefit claim forms annually. Fax all completed forms to 1-877-844-0201 or submit via www.aflac.com.

For Non-Policyholders

AFLAC is the No. 1 provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States* and is completely separate from medical insurance. While medical insurance covers the costs of your doctors, hospitals and pharmacies, AFLAC pays cash directly to YOU, unless otherwise assigned, to help with everyday expenses.

With unsettling times, it is important for employees to have a financial safety net for their families.  AFLAC policies provide benefits for income replacement and various medical treatments, giving employees money to use for everyday bills, copays, deductibles, and simple things like groceries.  This year, it is important to review the AFLAC benefits offered and make educated decisions for your families.   

The coverage is guaranteed renewable, fully portable if you should leave the company for any reason. Like medical insurance, the costs are deducted from employees’ paychecks on a pre-tax basis. 

Coverage is underwritten by American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.

*Source: Eastbridge Consulting Group, Inc. U.S. Worksite/Voluntary Sales Report. Carrier Results for 2015. Avon, CT: April 2016