Many of us working for LA County take advantage of the Health Care Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Spending Accounts that are offered to us thanks to hard-fought negotiations by our Union.
But you may not know that June 30, 2019 is the deadline to submit spending account claims for 2018 expenses. Don’t miss it – or you could lose money. If you have any remaining balance, file a claim now.
THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO FILE A CLAIM
- You can go to www.mylacountybenefits.com and click on the “Spending Accounts” option on the home page under “My Tools.”
- You can fax your claim to (877) 353-9236. Download claims forms at www.mylacountybenefits.com and click on the “Enroll or Make Changes” button. Then download forms from the “Spending Account Forms” option.
- You can use your smartphone to download the WageWorks EZ Receipts app. (Note: You will need to create an EZ Receipts user ID and password.)
USE IT – OR LOSE IT
Dependent Care Spending Accounts operate under a “use it or lose it” rule. Any 2018 Dependent Care Spending Account money not claimed by the June 30, 2019 deadline will NOT carry over to 2019 and will be forfeited, or lost, to LA County.
Health Care Spending Accounts have a carry-over – but only so much. Regarding any 2018 Health Care Spending Account money not claimed by the June 30, 2019 deadline, only a maximum of $500 will automatically carry over to the 2019 Plan Year. Any unclaimed money over $500 will be forfeited, or lost, to LA County.
DON’T WAIT UNTIL JUNE 30!
The sooner you turn in your claims, the sooner you will receive your reimbursements. Last-minute claims may potentially be delayed due to high volumes in claims.
If you have any questions, call WageWorks at (877) 924-3967 Monday through Friday from 5 AM to 5 PM (PST).