Change 2021 Medical FSA & DCAP Elections With No Qualifying Event!
If you enrolled in a Medical FSA or DCAP for 2021, you can change your elections without a qualifying event. (Normally, you would need to have a life event, like a job change, birth or marriage, to make these changes midyear.) This opportunity will be available three times this year: in March, June and September, 2021.
To make an election change, employees must submit the SEBB Change In Status Form during these months. Payroll deduction changes are effective the following month.
- Changes submitted in March are effective in April.
- Changes submitted in June are effective in July.
- Changes submitted in September are effective in October.
This opportunity only allows employees to change their 2021 annual elections. They cannot make any other changes, like enrolling in Medical FSA or DCAP, without a qualifying event.
Normal election minimums and maximums still apply. You can only lower your election to the amount you have already contributed or claimed for the year. For example, if you elected $2,000 for your Medical FSA, and have already contributed or claimed $400, you can lower your election only to the $400 or more.
You can now increase your 2021 DCAP election to the new, temporary maximum of $10,500 for a single person, or married couple filing jointly (or $5,250 for married couples filing separately).
You can log in and view your current FSA or DCAP account at the Navia Benefits Webpage. To make a change to your election amount, complete the 2021 Change In Status Form. Return the completed change form to the Northshore Benefits Office between the dates of June 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021, via fax (425-408-7625), email (email@example.com), or by mail: 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021.
Any changes you make are effective on July 1, 2021.