Yes, the state’s program
includes a change in provider or change in cost as permitting events.
Employees must submit a completed STD
701R – Reimbursement Account Enrollment Authorization
requesting the reduction or cancellation to their departmental HR office
within 60 days of the permitting event. Any change submitted will be on a
prospective basis only. Effective dates are based on the first of the
following month when a correctly completed form is received at the State’s
Controller’s Office (SCO) by the 10th of the month.
In the reverse, an employee
can make an election change when the child care provider resumes business.
The enrollment steps are the same as the reduction or cancellation steps
Employees may only submit
reimbursements for services rendered. However, the funds contributed will
remain in the account for the duration of the plan year. Expenses can
continue to incur at any point during the plan year, even if the employee is
not making new contributions. Employees should keep this in mind if they
experience a permitting event later in the year. They may want to reduce
their new election if there are remaining contributions from earlier in the
year. At no point can an employee be reimbursed more than the amount of
contributions that have actually been made to date.
If the employee is
experiencing a permitting event, they may modify or cancel their election.
Please see the answer above for more information.
No, the cancellation of a
procedure is not considered a permitting event to modify or cancel the MRA.
An employee may only modify or cancel their election if they experience a
permitting event. For a list of permitting events, refer to the Permitting
Event Codes/Date Chart
Employees participating in
the 2020 plan year will have until March 15, 2021 to incur eligible expenses
for reimbursement. Employees concerned about spending the funds in their
account should refer to IRS
for more information on eligible expenses. They may also contact ASIFlex at
(800) 659-3035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, the grace period
timeframe of two and a half months following the end of a plan year is set by
the IRS. Only claims incurred as of March 15, 2020 are eligible for
reimbursement under the 2019 plan year.
Employees participating in
the MRA or DCRA for 2020 will have until March 15, 2021 to incur expenses.
are available 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:00 - 11:00
a.m. Saturdays, PST.
For a faster processing of
claims, ASIFlex highly encourages employees to file claims electronically as
this will result in the quickest turnaround time. Employees can file claims
via the ASIFlex MobileApp (available for free on Google Play or the App
Store), ASIFlex Online Portal (by logging into account detail), or ASIFlex
toll-free fax (877-879-9038).
ASIFlex is currently meeting
all claims processing goals.