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The Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), administered by ASIFlex, allows state employees to pay for qualified dependent care expenses for a child under age 13 and/or an adult dependent - including day care, after-school programs, elder day care, and day camp - on a pretax basis.
The program allows a participant to contribute up to $5,000 per family annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction. For taxpayers in a 28% income tax bracket, a $5,000 contribution to the DCAP would save an estimated $1,400 in Federal and State taxes.
Eligibility and Monthly Fee
Active state employees, including contractors, who work half-time or more and have employment-related expenses for a dependent child under the age of 13 and/or an adult dependent are eligible for DCAP benefits.
The monthly administrative fee for DCAP alone, HCSA alone, or HCSA and DCAP combined is $2.50 on a pre-tax basis.
New state employees may enroll for partial year benefits. For DCAP, coverage begins on the first date of employment.
HCSA & DCAP Open Enrollment
April 6 - May 4, 2016 for coverage Effective July 1, 2016
Open Enrollment for Flexible Spending Account benefits will take place April 6 - May 4, 2016 for fiscal year benefits Effective July 1, 2016. For the fiscal year, the maximum election amount for HCSA is $2,550 and the maximum DCAP elections is $5,000. Participants must re-enroll each open enrollment period using the online enrollment form.
How do I get reimbursed for my dependent care expenditures?
As you incur qualified expenses, file a claim for reimbursement using a DCAP Claim Form.
2 1/2 Month Grace Period
There is a 2 1/2 month grace period after the plan year ends to incur expenses to be applied to the prior year balance. You have until April 15, 2016, to submit claims for any remaining 2015 balances. If you are enrolled in half-year benefits through June 30, 2016, you have until October 15, 2016 to submit claims for any remaining balance.
Manage your DCAP account online:
- Account Balances
- Claims Received
- Claims Processed
- Dates when Checks were Paid
- Download Forms
- Online Account Access
Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) Questions?
Contact ASIFlex: 1-800-659-3035
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .