Thu, Jan 11 9:26am

Who’s excited for a new year of daycare expenses?

By Kristi Welhaven, @kristinamwe

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Or should I ask, who’s excited they are starting over with getting reimbursed for 2018 daycare expenses from their Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? Here are a few tips to help this year’s reimbursements go smoothly.

  1. If your expenses pile up faster than your contributions to the plan, you don’t have to wait to submit claims. You can submit an amount higher than what you’ve contributed, and as soon as additional funds are available (with each pay check), Mayo Clinic Health Solutions will automatically process the additional expense based on funds available and you’ll see a payment go out (typically Friday).
  2. Direct Deposit is the quickest way to get your reimbursement. Visit MayoClinicHealthSolutions.com to sign up.
  3. Don’t forget the app, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions – Reimbursement, for quick claim submissions and on-the-go expense tracking. You can find it in the Google Play store and the App Store.

So, what’s your preferred frequency for reimbursement?

  1. Every pay period
  2. Monthly
  3. Quarterly
  4. Just once at the end of the year

Share your preference and reason below so others can get a perspective on a different way of doing things!

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COMMENT

Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Posted by @transom, Fri, Jan 12 8:49am

I prefer every pay period, as then it offsets my contribution to the account.

That being said, my expenses for daycare are incurred during the summer since my kids are in school full-time, so this is quite as critical anymore. 🙂

Great post – thanks for the tips.

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