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Flexible Spending Accounts Program
Health Care Flexible Spending Account Program


Plan Details
The Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) Program allows City employees to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses on a pre-tax basis, with deductions taken directly from salary. Find out how the plan works and how you can benefit.
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Eligibility and Enrollment
How do you sign up for this plan, and who is eligible? Find out in Eligibility and Enrollment.
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Annual Contribution Limits
Find out how much you can set aside on a pre-tax basis for out-of-pocket health care expenses.
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HCFSA Savings Calculator
Use this calculator to estimate your potential savings should you enroll in the HCFSA Program.
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Eligible Expenses
Find out which expenses qualify under the HCFSA Program.
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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 IRS Regulations, if you don't use all of the money in your account by the end of the HCFSA Grace Period, the remaining funds are forfeited. Learn more in this section.
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Mid-Year Changes
You can only make changes to your HCFSA account under certain circumstances. Find out what qualifies.
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Effect on Other Benefits and Taxes
Find out how contributing to HCFSA affects your benefits, taxes, and Social Security.
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Agency Transfer, Termination, and Unpaid Leave
This section explains what to do in case you leave your current agency through a transfer, termination, or an unpaid leave.
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HCFSA notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
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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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Quick Links

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