Saint Louis University

Flexible Spending Account

Flexible Spending Plan Summary

FSA Enrollment Guide

FSA Receipt Submission for Claims

FSA Substantiation Requirements

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket qualified medical expenses. Each plan year, you choose how much to contribute to your FSA and can access the funds throughout the year.

Participation in an FSA reduces your taxable income prior to assessment of Social Security and all other federal, state and local taxes.

Eligible over-the-counter expenses changed in 2010. Please note: FSA funds cannot be used to pay insurance premiums. See Healthcare Reform Updates for details. 

You may access ConnectYourCare's Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system using the following toll-free number: 1-877-292-4040. It is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Menu options are:

  • For your account balance, press or say "1"
  • For password or surname assistance, press or say "2"
  • To report your payment card as lost or stolen, press or say "3"
  • At any time, you can press or say "0" to talk to one of the CYC customer service specialists

Customer service representatives are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week via 1-877-292-4040 for direct participant inquiries of your Dependent Care Account. You can also visit their website at


Contributions are subject to the IRS annual maximum amount of $2,500 and minimum contribution amount of $130. The amount you elect will be deducted evenly from the remaining paychecks in the calendar year.


The FSA Enrollment Guide contains valuable information regarding this Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsored benefit. Click on the ConnectYourCare Enrollment Guide link to open the guide which contains valuable information regarding this Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsored benefit.

Enrollment Form

Employees wishing to enroll must submit an Enrollment Form within 31 days from his/her date of full time employment. Enrollment in the plan may only be made within 31 days of date of full time employment, during the annual Open Enrollment period each November, or within 31 days of a life change such as a marriage or dependent birth/adoption. Employees wishing to participate in the Flexible Spending Plan must re-enroll annually.

Employees who may have a balance remaining after the end of the plan year (December 31) will have until March 15th of the following year to incur eligible expenses with that balance.

Employees will also have up to ninety days after the end of the plan year (December 31) to claim reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred during the prior plan year, or through March 15 of the following year, before remaining balances are forfeited. All claims must be submitted no later than March 31 to Connect Your Care.

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