It's Your Choice 2016
State of Wisconsin
Group Health Insurance Program
(State Employees, Retirees, Continuants and Graduate Assistants)
Important Flex Spending News & Notes
Administered by Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC).
Only active state employees are eligible for this program.
TASC Website Access:
TASC is transitioning to a new system platform for effective January 1, 2016. Therefore the websites for plan years 2015 and 2016 are separate and distinct.
Use the following website for the 2016 plan year: https://partners.tasconline.com/ETFEmployee
Use the following website for remaining 2015 claims: https://www.tasconline.com/.
Flex Spending Debit Card
The 2015 flex spending debit cards will be inactivated on December 31, 2015.
If you have any outstanding flex spending claims you plan to pay with your flex spending debit card, you will need to complete those transactions prior to end of day on December 31, 2015.
Any 2015 flex spending claim requests made after December 31, 2015 must be sent through the MyTASC website, MyTASC mobile app, or by sending in a reimbursement request form. Any 2015 health care flex spending claim requests after December 31st, 2015 will need to be sent through the your MyTASC website, MyTASC App, or by sending in a FSA Reimbursement Claim Form.
Note: If your 2015 debit card has a MyCASH balance, you will be able to continue to use your card to access your MyCASH balances after 12/31/2015 or you can go online to www.tasconline.com to request to have your MyCASH funds deposited into your bank account.
New 2016 Flex Spending debit cards will be distributed in late December and activated January 1, 2016. You cannot use this card to pay for 2015 claims.
It is important that you substantiate (submit receipts, etc.) all flex spending debit card transactions that require documentation. If you have a 2016 flex spending debit card AND 2015 unsubstantiated claims, your 2016 flex spending debit card will not be activated January 1, 2016. Your flex spending debit card will remain inactive until you have resolved all 2015 unsubstantiated claims.
You may review transactions that require substantiation by logging into your MyTASC account at www.tasconline.com. Click View Needed Documentation” for a list of claims requiring substantiation or contact TASC Customer Care at 1-844-786-3947.
Health Care Flex Spending $500 Carryover
For health care expense claims incurred within the 2015 Plan year (1/1/2015-12/31/2015), you can file claims through the end of the run-out period, which is March 30, 2016. After the run out period, you can carry over up to $500 of unused health care flex spending funds into the 2016 plan year. Any unused funds over the $500 carryover limit are forfeited.
Carryover funds will be transferred and available in your 2016 health care flex spending account in mid-April 2016.
The $500 carryover of unused funds does not count toward the maximum amount of salary reduction contributions that you may elect, which is $2,550 per plan year.
Under health savings account (HSA) regulations, you are not allowed to have both a health care flex spending Account (FSA) and a health savings account. If you enrolled in a high deductible health plan and HSA for 2016, your health care flex spending carryover funds will be carried over and automatically converted into a Limited Purpose FSA.
If you are an active employee with a health care FSA or LPFSA with carryover funds and did not enroll in a health care FSA or LPFSA for the 2016 plan year, TASC will auto-enroll you into a corresponding plan for these funds to be carried over into for the 2016 plan year. You will be notified and sent a flex spending debit card after the run-out period in Mid-April. These funds will be available to you until you either exhaust the funds or terminate employment, whichever comes first.
Dependent Day Care Flex Spending
With the 2015 change to implement the $500 carryover provision to the health care flex spending, the grace period option was changed to a runout period for all Employee Reimbursement (ERA) Programs. The IRS prohibits an ERA plan to have both a carryover provision and a grace period option. Dependent day care expenses incurred after December 31, 2015 are not eligible for reimbursement with 2015 funds.For dependent day care expense claims incurred within the 2015 plan year (1/1/2015-12/31/2015), you can file claims to your 2015 dependent care flex spending account through the end of the run-out period, which is March 30, 2016. Any unclaimed dependent day care funds are forfeited.
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