Flexible Spending Benefits
(Administered by Flores & Associates)
In agreement with the IRS tax code, you may withhold a designated amount from your paycheck each month to help pay for medical care and dependent care. This amount withheld from taxes is deposited with our plan administrator, Flores & Associates.
As your expenses are incurred, you can use the Benny card to pay for some of these expenses, or you may pay directly then submit a form and receipts for reimbursement.
Flores and Associates Contact Info
1-800-532-3327 (Toll Free)
If you are unfamiliar with Flexible Spending, please see the Flexible Spending Information Kit here. You will need to keep in mind these few pieces of information as you consider enrollment:
- Enrollment in this program is only possible during open enrollment, which usually occurs between the months of April and July each year.
- Enrollment becomes effective on August 1 of each year for continuing employees. It becomes effective immediately for new employees hired outside of the open enrollment period.
- If you elect to participate in any of the aspects of Flexible Spending during an open enrollment period, you may not remove enrollment unless you experience a "qualifying event" as defined in the Flexible Spending Information Kit.
Flexible Spending benefits offer employees the opportunity to set aside non-taxed salary dollars in two different ways to save money, as outlined below.
Unreimbursed Medical Expenses
- You can elect to have money deducted from your payroll check on a pre-tax basis to self-reimburse medical, dental, and vision expenses that you incur (out of pocket costs) during the academic year. Expenses can be for yourself or for dependents in your household.
- For specific questions as to what allowable charges are included, see www.flores247.com.
- Calculate the total deduction amount carefully. If you do not incur at least the amount you set aside, the amount in excess of $500 not incurred is then forfeited. Information on the $500 Rollover is available.
- If you leave NNU, you will need to request a refund of monies originally designated for Flexible Spending if not spent by you for medical expenses during your employment. Money not spent and not requested for reimbursement will be forfeited.
- All claims for reimbursement are made through Flores and Associates website at www.flores247.com and can be reimbursed through direct deposit.
You may have your insurance deductible, copayment and other qualifying out-of-pocket (such as orthodontia, prescription glasses and contacts) medical expenses reimbursed through Flexible Spending. To do this, calculate your expenses at the beginning of the enrollment period and enroll.
Dependent Care Expenses
You can elect to set aside salary dollars on a pre-tax basis for the payment of dependent care expenses. Dependents may be children under the age of 13 who are cared for by another while both parents work. Dependents may also be individuals living in your home for whom you are responsible and for whom you incur care expenses as a result of you and your spouse working (i.e. an elderly parent for whom you hire a caretaker).
Forms & Notices
- Flores Information Kit
- Flores Benny Card Summary 2014-15
- Flores Benny Card Substantiate Summary 2014-15
- Flores Flexible Spending Enrollment Form 2014-15
- Flores Direct Deposit Form (Allows direct deposit into employee bank account)
- Dependent Care Information
- Dependent Care Reimbursement form* (download, print and complete)
- Medical Flex Spending Information
- Medical Reimbursement fillable pdf form* (complete digitally)
- Flores FSA $500 Rollover Information
- Flores e-Receipt Mobile App * (Smart phone app)
*You may also now upload your expenses directly on the www.flores247.com web page along with your receipts, or use a smart phone.
To access some additional information on allowable expenses, the following documents are available. If you have a specific question regarding your flexible spending account, please contact Flores & Associates directly at 1.800.532.3327.