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Voluntary Benefits

2020-Flexible-Spending-Account-Claim-Form-(1).pdfFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Health and Dependent Care FSAs offer an easy way to save money through pre-set, pre-tax contributions!

Health Care FSA – Set aside pre-tax funds through payroll to be put into an account you can use to reimburse yourself for qualified medical expenses, such as deductibles, copays, vision or dental expenses. The annual minimum you can contribute is $200; the maximum is $2,700 for 2020.

Dependent Care FSA - Set aside pre-tax funds to reimburse yourself for expenses related to care for your dependents (up to age 13) while you are at work. IN some cases, adult care can also qualify for reimbursement. The annual minimum you can contribute is $200; the maximum is $5,000 for 2020.

Important Notes: 
  • You must make an annual election each year. Your 2019 election will not automatically roll forward into 2020. 
  • All FSAs are subject to the “use it or lose it rule”. You must use all funds you set aside on a pre-tax basis must be used to reimburse yourself for expenses incurred in the same calendar year, so plan carefully
1.  Flexible Spending Account Highlights
2.  Account List of Eligible/Ineligible Expenses
3. Flexible Spending Account Claim Form
4. Click here to go to the BAI website
5. Flexible Spending Account Payment Card
 

Transportation Pre-Tax Benefit Plan

This is a pre-tax account specifically used for expenses incurred commuting to and from work, under IRS Code Section 132(f). You may make a pre-tax election up to $265* per month eligible mass transit expenses in 2020. If you would like to enroll, please contact the Benefits Department at EmployeeBenefits@wphospital.org

For more information, please click on the links below:

  1. Transportation Plan Highlights
  2. Click here to go to the BAI website
  3. NYS Ride Program

Auto and Home

Travelers offers ease and convenience to WPH employees, along with discounted rates on coverage. Licensed insurance representatives can review your insurance needs with you, explain coverage options, and help you find the discounts, including multi-policy and safe driver discounts.

  1. Click here to go to the Traveler's website

Credit Union

All employees are eligible for membership as US Alliance Federal Credit Union. Credit unions typically charge lower fees compared to banks and focus on helping members save, borrow and receive affordable financial services. Local brances are available as well as regular on-site support.

  1. Click here to go to the website

Pre-Paid Legal

LegalShield provides access to quality legal services through a carefully selected and monitored network of law firm providers. A separate benefit, the LegalShield Identify Theft Plan provides coverate to prevent theft and resolve issues related to identity theft.

  1. Click here to go to the website
  2. Summary of Legal Shield Services
  3. LegalShield Video

529 New York State College Savings Program

New York State (NYS) offers a tax-favored flexible program that allows you to save for college expenses for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend, or even yourself. IF you are a NYS taxpayer, you can deduct your contribution from your NYS taxable income.

  1. Click here to go to the website
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