2021 Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAA) Updates

Please see the following from statewide President, Mr. Fred Kowal: Dear Colleagues,  We have received word from the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations that the State has again modified the NYS Dependent Care Advantage Account to expand DCAA benefits and eligibility as permitted under recent federal law changes included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 […]

Benefits Health Insurance

Health Care Spending Account and Dependent Care Advantage Account Changes

Please see the following benefit update from your Statewide Secretary/Treasurer Jeri O’Bryan-Losse: Hello all,Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to submit 2019 claims for the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAA) has been extended to May 31, 2020. The deadline was previously extended to April 30, 2020. Employees who are enrolled […]

Benefits Statewide News

Updates to the Flexible Spending Accounts

Colleagues, Hello.  I hope this message finds you well. The recently signed CARES Act (Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security Act) enacts some changes to our Health Care Spending Account. Specifically, Over-the-counter drugs and medicines can be paid for or reimbursed without a doctor’s prescription. Menstrual care products are now considered a qualified medical expense and are eligible for payment or reimbursement. […]