Flexible Spending Accounts
The County offers benefits-eligible employees two pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) — a Health Care Flexible Spending Account and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account — administered through ConnectYourCare. These accounts allow you to pay for eligible, out-of-pocket health and/or dependent care expenses. Every plan year you must designate the amount to be set aside in your FSAs. Funds do not roll over; you must use all your funds by March 15th of each calendar year. These accounts must be renewed each year during open enrollment for the following plan year. If the enrollment process is not completed, the FSA will be canceled.
A Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) allows you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible health care expenses for you and your qualified dependents. Examples of eligible expenses may include health plan deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance; eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses; prescription drugs; dental care, including orthodontia; and over-the-counter (OTC) products with a physician’s prescription. You do not have to enroll in a County medical plan to participate in an FSA through Prince George’s County Government.
You can contribute up to $2,750 annually to a Health Care FSA, and your entire annual election is eligible to be reimbursed prior to you having the full amount deducted from your pay. Deductions for the HCFSA reduce the gross income on your Form W-2 for federal and social security tax purposes. All receipts for expenses must be submitted by April 30th of each calendar year.
A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) allows you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible dependent care expenses for your qualified dependents. Examples of eligible expenses may include childcare facility fees, before-school and after-school care or local day camp. You can contribute anywhere from $250 up to $5,000 annually, per family, to a Dependent Care FSA. All receipts for expenses must be submitted by April 30th of each calendar year.
Review a comprehensive list of eligible expenses at: