Flexible Spending Accounts

IMPORTANT EMPLOYEE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FLEXIBLE SPENDING

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ANNUAL ENROLLMENT
Discovery Benefits of Fargo, North Dakota will once again be administering Ashland University’s Flexible Spending Plan for 2014.

›IRS Maximum Contribution to Flexible Spending Accounts
The IRS has set the maximum contribution to a Medical FSA at $2,500 for 2014. The Dependent Care maximum will remain $5,000.

›Deadline to Submit Claims for 2013 participants
Flexible Spending expenses incurred through December 31, 2013 need to be submitted to Discovery Benefits by March 31, 2014.

›Debit Card Available at No Additional Charge
All employees that enroll in Flexible Spending will receive two debit cards free of charge from Discovery Benefits. Debit cards for dependents may be requested on the Consumer Portal. There is no additional charge for replacing lost or stolen cards. Employees who currently have the Discovery Benefits debit card should keep their current card for 2014. Eligible purchases made using the debit card will be automatically withdrawn from your Flexible Spending Account so you don’t incur out-of-pocket expenses. Flexible Spending debit card purchases for more than preset co-pay amounts must be verified by Discovery Benefits to satisfy the IRS. Detailed bills or an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) must be provided upon request by Discovery Benefits for debit card purchases for amounts more than co-pays or your debit card may be canceled.

›Mobile Application
Discovery Benefits offers a free mobile application for the iPhone and any Android device. The App has many features to help you manage your account anywhere! You will now be able to file claims, upload receipts, check balances, view filing dates and contact Discovery Benefits via the app. Your data transfer will be secure as Discovery Benefits utilizes a 128-bit SSL on all mobile transmissions and a passcode is required each time you enter the app. No pictures are stored on the phone, so you can rest and be assured your information is safe. The app is available on iTunes Store and Google Play Store.

›Easy To Use Website
To obtain account information (balance, claims status, printable forms, etc.), you will be able to log on to the Discovery Benefits Consumer Portal (www.discoverybenefits.com). You will receive a welcome letter, via email if you choose to provide your email address on the Flexible Spending Enrollment Worksheet. This welcome letter will include instructions on how to access your online account.

›Online Claim Submission
Discovery Benefits not only accepts claims by mail or fax, but also has an option for employees to submit claims online by uploading receipts to the Discovery Benefits website. Please note Discovery Benefits requires a $25 claims minimum to allow for processing.

 Getting Started with Flexible Benefits
Access this document for specific information on getting started with flexible benefits.

Enroll in Flexible Spending
Access spending enrollment worksheet here.

Access Your Account
Access your flexible spending account here.

Request for Reimbursement
Download and print this form to submit a request for reimbursement.

 

Human Resources

Mailing Address

Ashland University
Human Resources Office
401 College Avenue
Ashland OH, 44805

Phone: 419.289.5033
Fax: 419.289.5993

Employment Verification 
419.289.5069

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