RCUH Policies and Procedures
Maximize your benefits and give yourself a raise.
Flexible Spending Plans
A Cafeteria Plan enables you to save money on group insurance, health-related expenses, and dependent-care expenses. Your contributions are deducted from your pay before taxes are withheld. Because you are taxed on
a lower amount of pay, you pay less in taxes and you have more to spend. You may save as much as 35 percent on the cost of each bene t option!
How the FSA Plan Works
You designate an annual election of pre-tax dollars to be deposited into your health and dependent-care spending accounts. Your total election is divided by the number of pay periods in the Plan year and deducted equally from each paycheck before taxes are calculated. By the end of the Plan year, your total election will be fully deposited.
However, you may make a claim for eligible expenses as soon as they are incurred during the Plan year. Eligible claims will be paid up to your total annual election even if you have not yet contributed that amount to your account.
Get Your Money
1. Complete and sign a claim form (available on our website) or an online webclaim.
2. Attach documentation; such as an itemized bill or an Explanation of Bene ts (EOB) statement from a health insurance provider.
3. Fax or mail signed form and documentation to NBS.
4. Receive your non-taxable reimbursement after your claim is processed either by check or direct deposit.
NBS Flexcard—FSA Pre-paid VISA
Your employer may sponsor the use of the NBS Flexcard, making access to your ex dollars easier than ever. You may use the card to pay merchants or service providers that accept VISA credit cards, so there is no need to pay cash up front then wait for reimbursement.
FSA Savings Comparison
Annual Taxable Income
Out of Pocket Expenses
Health Care Expenses
Dependent Day Care Expenses
Total “Pre-Tax” Contributions
Taxable Income After FSA
Federal, State, & SS Taxes (30+%)
After-Tax Dollars spent on health/dep care expenses
Increased Take-Home Pay
$1,500 ($3,000) $21,000
($6,300) $14,700 $0 $14,700
($7,200) $16,800 $3,000 $13,800
Partial List of Eligible Expenses:
• Medical/dental/vision co-pays and deductibles
• Prescription drugs • Physical therapy
• First aid supplies
• Lab fees
• Dental work, including orthodontia
• Eye exams
• Laser eye surgery
• Eye glasses, contact lenses, lens solution
• Prescribed OTC Medications
See the full list at NBSbene ts.com
*Federal Tax saving may vary. A savings calculator can be found on our website: NBSbene ts.com to nd out how much you could save.
• Health Care Expense Account
Your health care expense account allows you to save money by paying out-of-pocket health-related expenses with pre-tax dollars. During your annual bene t enrollment, you must decide whether to participate in this account and how much to contribute.
• Dependent Care Account
This optional plan allows you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for dependent- care expenses while you and your spouse (if married) are at work. During the annual bene t enrollment, you must decide whether to participate in this account and how much to contribute.
Participants may call NBS and talk to a representative during our regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8am to 5pm Mountain Time. Participants can also obtain account information using the Automated Voice Response Unit, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (801) 838-7324 or toll free (888) 353-9125. For immediate access to your account information at any time, log on to our website NBSbene ts.com. Information includes:
• Detailed claim history and processing status
• Health Care and Dependent Care account balances
• Claim forms, worksheets, etc. • FAQs
After the the enrollment period ends, you may increase, decrease, or stop your contribution only when you experience a qualifying “change of status” (marriage status, employment change, dependent change). Be conservative in the total amount you elect to avoid forfeiting money that may be left in your account at the end of the year. Your employer may allow a short grace period after the Plan year ends for you to submit quali ed claims for any unused funds.
FICA State Tax
NATIONAL BENEFIT SERVICES, LLC
8523 South Redwood Road West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone: 800-274-0503 Fax: 800-478-1528 Email: [email protected] ts.com NBSbene ts.com