Did You Know

Using a Flexible Spending Account is like getting a significant discount on your eligible child care expenses.

Related Resources

Download Flex Claim Forms

Reimbursement, Direct Deposit and more.

Flex FAQs

Answers to common questions on flexible spending accounts.

Flex Plan Packet

Gives you the fine details on flexible spending accounts.

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Save money by using
pre-tax dollars for
your child care

Dependent Day Care Accounts (Dependent Care FSA)

With a Dependent Care FSA, you can set aside part of your pay on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible dependent care expenses, such as:

  • Day Care Centers
  • Before/After School Care
  • Mother's Day out Program
  • Nursery Schools
  • Babysitters
  • Nanny
  • Au Pair
  • Day Camps


This account allows you to pay for day care expenses for your qualifying dependent/child with pre-tax dollars while you (and your spouse) are:

  • Working
  • Seeking Employment
  • Attending school as a full time student (for at least five months of the year)


Eligible dependents must be claimed as an exemption on your tax return. You may allocate up to $5,000 per tax year for reimbursement of dependent day care services ($2,500 if you are married and file a separate tax return).


Interested in Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts?

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