Dependent Care FSA

Dependent Care FSA allows you set aside funds for these eligible dependents while you're working, looking for work or in school full-time. Each year you can set aside the amount of pre-tax dollars you want to place in the account. These expenses can be used to offset non-medical daycare expenses for the following eligible dependents:

  • Children under age 13
  • Qualifying child/relative or spouse physically or mentally incapable of caring for him/herself and who lives in the same residence as you for more than half the year
You may contribute to the Health Care Spending Account or the Dependent Care Spending Account, or both. However, funds must be kept separate; they may not be combined or used interchangeably.

With a Dependent Care FSA, you will need to pay for services and then submit a receipt with the FSA claim form to UnitedHealthcare at the address listed on the form. A reimbursement check will be mailed to your home address promptly.

  • Only expenses incurred in the specific calendar year you have enrolled for are eligible for reimbursement.
  • An expense is considered incurred when services are provided, not when you are billed or when you pay for care.
  • All claims must be received no later than 90 days after the end of the calendar year of your FSA for reimbursement.