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Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – Holiday Week/2013 Deadline
By: Employee Benefits
12/23/13 1:40 PM

As part of the pilot program for Christmas Eve, the Employee Benefits Office will be open from 7:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) health and dependent care claims for this week must be submitted in good order to the Benefits Office, no later than 1:00 pm on Tuesday. Any claims received after that cutoff time will be processed on the next 2013 processing date of Thursday, January 2, 2014.
 
As a reminder, in January and February 2014, all 2013 FSA claims will be processed twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (including January 2, 2014 which is the last processing date for the week of December 30th). In March, 2013 FSA claims will be processed on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and then one last processing on April 1, 2014. The deadline for submission of all 2013 FSA claims is 6pm on March 31, 2014.
 
The claim must be completed, signed, and in good order.  If you wait until March 31, 2014 to submit your claims for the 2013 calendar year, and the claim is incomplete, you will be too late for the last 2013 processing. Any funds remaining in FSA accounts after the deadline will be forfeited to the Employee Benefit Trust.
 
Processing for 2014 FSA claims will continue with the standard processes and timelines (due Tuesday by 6pm for processing on Thursdays of each week). Don’t forget 2013 and 2014 FSA must be submitted on separate forms.   
 
2013 FSA Due Dates/Processing Dates in 2013:
Due Date:                                            Process Date:
Tuesday, December 24                     Thursday, December 26
Tuesday, December 31                     Thursday, January 2

2013 FSA Due Dates/Processing Dates in 2014:
Due Date:                                           Process Date:
Thursday, January 9                          Tuesday, January 14
Thursday, January 23                        Tuesday, January 28
Thursday, February 6                        Tuesday, February 11
Thursday, February 20                      Tuesday, February 25
Thursday, March 6                             Tuesday, March 11
Monday, March 31                              Tuesday, April 1 
 
Please see the December 2014 “For Your Benefit Newsletter” for additional information on FSA processing. The newsletter can be located on the Benefits website at www.mesaaz.gov/benefits. If you have any questions regarding FSA please call Employee Benefits at (480) 644-2299, option 2.

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