Flexible Spending Accounts

Discovery Benefits Dependent Care & Medical Reimbursement

The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a plan to pay for eligible child or elder day care expenses. This plan does not cover any health-related expenses. As little as $5 a pay period may be set aside for use with this pre-tax fund and there is an annual $5,000 maximum ($2,500 if married and filing separately).

Employees are reimbursed for actual expenses only, and any unused funds are forfeit per Internal Revenue Service rules. The FSA is administered by Discovery Benefits. View plan information.


California State Law requires employers to notify all employees who participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) any deadlines to withdraw funds before the end of the plan year.

2020 Plan Year Deadlines:

  • December 31, 2020 – Last day to expend FSA contributions. Any amount not expended by this date will be forfeited.
  • March 31, 2021 – Last day to submit a 2020 claim for reimbursement