The Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (Dependent Day Care FSA or DCFSA) allows you to set aside money to pay eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. You can enroll in a Dependent Day Care FSA even if you're not enrolled in other Hertz benefits.
Note: The Dependent Day Care FSA is for child care or elder care expenses. It is NOT for health care expenses for your dependents. Use the account to pay for child care or elder care expenses while you and your spouse work or attend school. Examples of eligible expenses include:
- Child care or babysitting
- Before- and after-school programs
- Nursery school or preschool
- Adult/senior daycare
Refer to IRS Publication 503 for a complete list of qualified dependent care expenses.
- The Dependent Day Care FSA may be used for eligible expenses for children under age 13 and certain elderly or disabled dependents.
- You may contribute up to $5,000 annually ($2,500 maximum if you are married and file separate tax returns).
- Funds are available as you deposit them into your account.
- You must incur eligible expenses no later than September 15 and submit for reimbursement by December 31 following the end of the prior plan year (June 30), otherwise, any remaining balance will be forfeited.
When you have a dependent day care expense, you must pay the provider at the time of service. Then you must file a claim for reimbursement by completing and submitting an FSA Claim Form. You must include your receipt with your claim, clearly marking it as paid, in order to be reimbursed.
Looking for the UHC Dependent Day Care FSA Reimbursement Claim Form? Click here.
FSA Transition from UHC to UMR
If had an FSA with UHC, you received information about transitioning your account to UMR. If you have a Dependent Day Care FSA, you can read more about the transition here. If you have both a Dependent Day Care FSA and the HRA, you can read more about the transition here.
Need help on UMR.com? Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to register, set up direct deposit, file a claim, and more.