Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

The more ways we can help you maintain your and your family’s health and happiness—and save for your future—the better. The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) gives you—surprise!—flexibility in how you pay for childcare and eldercare. Plus, it saves you money by letting you pay for eligible expenses with pretax dollars.

When you enroll in the Dependent Care FSA, you can use pretax dollars to pay for eligible day care or eldercare expenses.

How It Works

  • Contribute up to $5,000 a year to reimburse your qualified dependent care expenses. Note: If your spouse also contributes to a Dependent Care FSA through his or her employer, your contribution limit is $5,000 per family.
  • Eligible expenses include childcare and care for dependent elders.
  • Unused money does not carry over at the end of each year and will be forfeited.
  • Submit your claims to UHC / Optum Bank.
  • Only money that you’ve already contributed can be spent.
  • You have until March 31, 2023 to submit 2022 claims to UHC / Optum Bank for reimbursement.


Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Limited Purpose FSA
Plan/Group Number: 743256 for UHC participants and 919019 for non-UHC participants
Phone: 1-844-333-8019

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