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Flexible Spending Accounts Program
Dependent Care Assistance Program


Plan Details
By enrolling in DeCAP, City employees are able to pay for eligible dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis, with deductions taken directly from paychecks. These deductions reduce an employee's gross income on his/her Form W-2 for federal and Social Security tax purposes.
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Eligibility and Enrollment
Find out who qualifies for DeCAP and how to enroll.
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Annual Contribution Limits
Find out how much you can set aside on a pre-tax basis for dependent care expenses.
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DeCAP Savings Calculator
Use this calculator to estimate your potential savings should you enroll in the Dependent Care Assistance Program.
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Eligible Expenses
Find out which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under this program, and how the program defines a dependent care recipient, a qualifying caregiver, and a qualifying day care center.
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Claims, Reimbursements, and Statements
Learn how to file claims, what to do if a claim is rejected, and when to expect reimbursements and account statements.
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Forfeiture Rules
Under the "Use It or Lose It" rule, you forfeit any money that's left in the account at the end of the year.
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Mid-Year Changes
Under certain circumstances, such as Qualifying Events and termination of employment, changes can be made to your account.
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Effect on Other Benefits and Taxes
Find out how DeCAP effects your benefits and taxes, and learn how it differs from the Federal Dependent Care Tax Credit.
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Spotlight

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
EAPs are staffed by professional counselors who can help employees and their eligible dependents handle problems in areas such as stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental health, and family difficulties.

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 PICA Program
 NYC Employee Blood Program
 Collective Bargaining Agreements
 OPA Web site
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