Dependent Care FSA

A Dependent Care FSA is a benefit that allows you to choose how much of your paycheck you’d like to set aside, before taxes are taken out, for eligible dependent care expenses each year.

The Dependent Care FSA lets you pay for eligible dependent care expenses while you reap the benefits of additional tax savings. You’re spending the money either way. This way, eligible childcare and other dependent care costs are a little less.*

Eligible Expenses for Dependent Care FSA

The following dependent care expenses are permissible for reimbursement through a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account. Please refer to your FSA Summary Plan Description (SPD).

Eligible dependent care expenses must be employment related.

  • Day Camp — primary purpose must be custodial care and not educational in nature
  • Dependent care expenses that are necessary for you (and your spouse) to work, actively look for work, or attend school full-time.
  • Dependent care for a child under age 13
  • FICA/FUTA taxes of day care provider
  • Late pick up fees
  • Nanny expenses attributed to dependent care
  • Nursery school (Pre-School)
  • Registration fees — when allocated to dependent care services that have been provided