You must re-enroll in the DCSA every year; coverage is not automatic. If you want to participate, you must re-enroll during open enrollment every year, even if you're already participating. If you don't make an election during open enrollment, you will not have coverage for the next year. Outside of the open enrollment period, you can make changes only within the 31-day deadline after a qualifying life event.

Chevron has selected a new claims administrator for the DCSA beginning January 1, 2017. UnitedHealthcare is replaced by HealthEquity (in partnership with Anthem). A new claims administrator typically affects the administration of your plan — for example, claims submission, phone numbers, and website addresses.

The Dependent Day Care Spending Account (DCSA) is a flexible spending account plan. These plans are voluntary options that allow you to pay for certain eligible expenses with before-tax dollars. Each month, you contribute a set amount to your account(s) through before-tax payroll deductions. Then you use the funds in your account(s) to pay for eligible expenses.

You can use the DCSA to pay for eligible dependent day care expenses for a qualified dependent – like after-school child care, a licensed child care provider, or school tuition up to kindergarten – so you and your spouse can go to work. If you enroll in the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or the new HDHP Basic in 2017, you can still enroll in the DCSA.

Enroll or Make Changes

You can only start or stop coverage for this plan during open enrollment (or your 31-day enrollment period if you’re new hire). However you can start, stop or change coverage mid-year within 31-days of a qualifying life event. To start or stop coverage, go to the Benefits Connection website or call the HR Service Center.

Benefits Connection

  • 1-888-825-5247 (inside the U.S.)
  • 610-669-8595 (outside the U.S.)
  • Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time (8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time)

Your contributions to the DCSA account reduce your taxable income. For this reason, federal tax laws require you to follow certain rules when using the funds in your account. Keep these rules in mind as you plan how much to contribute:

  • Make a decision and stick to it. Once you've elected an annual contribution amount, you cannot change it unless you have a qualifying life event (for example, you get married or have a child). Furthermore, you cannot use money in your DCSA to pay for expenses for your Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), if applicable.
  • Meet the deadlines. The money in your 2016 DCSA account can be used only for eligible expenses incurred between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. You have until June 30, 2017 to submit your claims for 2016 expenses, but any remaining balance left in your account after the claim filing deadline will be forfeited. If you enrolled for 2017, the money in your 2017 DCSA account can be used only for eligible expenses incurred between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. You have until June 30, 2018 to submit your claims for 2017 expenses, but any remaining balance left in your account after the claim filing deadline will be forfeited.
  • Only certain expenses are eligible. The money in your account(s) can be used only for eligible expenses. It's important to make sure that any expenses you've planned can actually be reimbursed.
  • The contribution limit for the DCSA is generally $5,000 ($2,500 if married and filing a separate return), subject to other IRS limitations.

Remember to keep your receipts and other documentation for any reimbursement, tax or audit purposes.

If you participated in the DCSA in 2016, you have until June 30, 2017 to submit any outstanding claims to UnitedHealthcare for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. If you miss the June 30 deadline, you will not be reimbursed, and any remaining funds in your 2016 account will be forfeited.

You’ll need to submit a paper claim for those transactions in which you couldn’t use your UHC special purpose debit card last year (if any). Your UHC debit card expired on December 31, 2016.

UnitedHealthcare (UHC)

If you are enrolled in the DCSA in 2017, you have until June 30, 2018 to submit any outstanding claims to HealthEquity for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. If you miss the June 30 deadline, you will not be reimbursed, and any remaining funds in your 2017 account will be forfeited.

As a reminder, HealthEquity does not issue FSA debit cards for the DCSA. You can request for reimbursement through any of the following methods:

Recurring DCSA claims can be scheduled for the duration of the plan year.

  • For more information, please contact HealthEquity at 1-866-346-5800.

HealthEquity offers an easy-to-use Documentation Library that allows you to upload and store receipts on the member website and link to your reimbursement requests. This tool is a convenient way to store and manage your receipts, EOBs, invoices, etc. By uploading your medical documentation here, not only is everything kept in one central location, but you can access the documents for years to come; eliminating the need to hold onto originals that are easily lost or damaged. While this action is not required, it’s a powerful tool for electronic record keeping. The Documentation Library can be accessed from:

You can set up an electronic funds transfer (EFT) for direct deposit of approved reimbursements to your bank account.

  • You can set this up from the HealthyEquity member website (My Account tab, Profile menu).
  • If you need help setting up your EFT, call HealthEquity at 1-866-346-5800.

If you participated in the DCSA in 2016 or earlier, your UnitedHealthcare FSA debit card expired on December 31, 2016. HealthEquity, the new claims administrator for 2017, does not issue FSA debit cards for the DCSA. You’ll have to pay for the eligible expense directly and submit a claim for reimbursement later. See the How to Submit a Claim section for more information.

Who to Contact

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