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Changes to Dependent Care and Medical Flexible Spending Accounts

Jul 21, 2020

To assist with the nation’s response to COVID-19, the IRS is allowing employers increased flexibility with respect to midyear election changes to their Dependent Care and Medical Flexible Spending Accounts. 

Pacific now allows contribution changes through Sept. 30, 2020. To make a change, you must have already been enrolled in these accounts for the 2020 plan year. New enrollments will not be accepted. 

Allowable changes include increasing or decreasing annual contribution amounts or cancellation of the accounts. If you decide to cancel the account, you will not be able to re-enroll until the next open enrollment for the 2021 plan year.

To make changes, please email the benefits team at employee_benefits@pacific.edu with the following information: 

  • Name
  • Employee ID
  • If you have a Dependent Care Account or Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • The new annual contribution amount or request to cancel

Questions? Please contact employee_benefits@pacific.edu.

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