Flexible Spending Accounts (ITS)

The County offers two different types of FSA programs. The first is a Health Care FSA (HCFSA) which pays for the uncovered or unreimbursed portions of qualified medical costs. The second is a Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA) which allows you to pay eligible expenses for dependent care with pre-tax dollars.

ENROLLMENT AND GENERAL INFORMATION

All employee contributions to FSAs are made from pre-tax earnings, thereby increasing your disposable income. There are no employer contributions to the FSA (ITS) program and contributions are use it or lose it! Your FSA (ITS) Program is self-administered by Benefits Coordinators Corporation (BCC) through their MySmartCare online portal. By law, retirees are not eligible to maintain FSAs.

If you would like to establish a HCFSA or DCFSA, you must do so within the thirty-one (31) days of employment or during Open Enrollment on an annual basis. Account elections will not automatically roll over to future years. An FSA ELECTION IS 100% VOLUNTARY. The FSA (ITS) Open Enrollment is held each Fall. Eligible employees may elect up to $2,600 for a HCFSA and $5,000 for a DCFSA during the 2018 plan year.


Employees can file claims online through BCC’s MySmart Care portal at: https://www.mywealthcareonline.com/bccsmartcare

Click here for instructions on how to set up your MySmartCare portal.

  • Employer ID: BCCSLO
  • Employee ID: Your Social Security Number

Click here for Reimbursement Method Instructions

 

 

FSA Information

HEALTH CARE FSA (HCFSA)

A Health Care FSA (HCFSA) pays for the uncovered or unreimbursed portions of qualified medical costs.

DEPENDENT CARE FSA (DCFSA)

A Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA) allows you to pay eligible expenses for dependent care with pre-tax dollars.

ENROLLMENT AND GENERAL INFORMATION

All employee contributions to FSAs are made from pre-tax earnings, thereby increasing your disposable income. There are no employer contributions to the FSA (ITS) program. Your FSA (ITS) Program is self-administered by the County. By law, retirees are not eligible to maintain FSAs.

If you would like to establish a HCFSA or DCFSA, you must do so within the thirty-one (31) days of employment or during Open Enrollment on an annual basis. Account elections will not automatically roll over to future years. An FSA ELECTION IS 100% VOLUNTARY. The FSA (ITS) Open Enrollment is held each fall. Eligible employees may elect up to $2,500 for a HCFSA and $5,000 for a DCFSA during the plan year.

Employees can file claims online through the Employee Self Service portal (ESS) or completing a paper healthcare claim form or dependent care claim form and sending it to the Auditor's office.

 

Reference

FSA (ITS) Forms and Documents