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HCFSA > Agency Transfer, Termination, and Unpaid Leave

Agency Transfer
If you transfer agencies within the City or transfer to a City-related agency, you must notify the FSA Administrative Office at least 30 days prior to your transfer in order to continue payroll deductions or re-calculate your remaining deductions.

Termination of Employment/Unpaid Leave of Absence
If your employment is terminated for any reason, your participation in the HCFSA Program will cease as of your termination date unless you elect Continuation Coverage.  If you take an unpaid leave of absence and return to active payroll status, you can have the remainder of your deductions taken on a pre-tax basis from the remaining paychecks within the same Plan Year. However, you must provide written notification to the FSA Program Administrative Office 30 days prior to your unpaid leave of absence/return from unpaid leave of absence in order for the payroll deduction to be made as long as it is within the payroll cut-off dates. 

Participation in the HCFSA Program through HCFSA Continuation Coverage
If you elect HCFSA Continuation Coverage, you must fund the remainder of your goal amount by selecting one of the following options:

  • Have the remaining balance taken from your last paycheck, or
  • Have the remaining balance pro-rated from your remaining paychecks, or
  • Submit the remaining balance on a post-tax basis either by lump sum or monthly payment.

If you select one of the above options, you may submit claims for expenses incurred after your termination date, as long as you continue to fund your HCFSA account.

You may also discontinue participation in the HCFSA Program due to termination of employment.  However, you will be no longer eligible to submit any claims for expenses incurred after your termination date.




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