ONLINE: Open enrollment for the Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries (generically referred to as the Flexible Spending Account or “FSA”) will take place November 1st through November 30, 2023. Please login to your Pension Boards account, and click the FSA Enrollment button.
Applications received after the annual open enrollment period has ended must meet IRS guidelines for a qualifying change in status. You may refer to these guidelines regarding enrollment, termination, or election changes in the FSA Plan Highlights booklet.
Churches and other employers that have not previously participated in the FSA can easily get started by submitting a resolution stating their desire to join the plan along with a one-time start-up fee. The FSA also allows clergy and lay employees to keep more of what they earn. Learn how to get started here.
The FSA Plan will continue to be administered by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Plan participants may access account information and file claims by logging in at www.highmarkbcbs.com and clicking on the Spending & Claims tab.
The FSA also allows clergy and lay employees to keep more of what they earn. Learn more here.
Your payroll processor should adjust salary records to ensure that the appropriate reductions are made in your 2023 pay, based on your elections. FSA contributions are billed to employers on a monthly basis and payment is due on the 1st of the month following the month FSA dollars are withheld from salary. In accordance with Plan rules, only expenses incurred up to the date the employee stopped contributions to the Plan (due to termination/retirement/qualified change in status) are eligible for reimbursement.