The City of Madison offers an optional Flexible Spending Accounts program. Employees can place pre-tax dollars in a Health Account and/or a Dependent Care Account. Participating employees will automatically have the money deducted from their paycheck and deposited into the respective account by payroll.

Employees sign up for flexible spending on a calendar year basis and must re-enroll annually during open enrollment. New employees may sign up within their first 30 days of employment, and their coverage will begin their first day of employment.

Please note that, while health and dental benefits have been extended to domestic partners and children up to age 26, expenses related to domestic partners and non-tax dependent children are not allowed to be reimbursed through Flexible Spending Accounts. Flexible Spending Accounts are still bound by IRS definitions of what pre-tax dollars can be used for.

Health Account

Employees can contribute a minimum of $125 and a maximum of $2,550 annually to their health account.

Deposited funds can reimburse employees for:

Flexible Spending dollars cannot be used to pay for insurance premiums, as insurance premiums are already paid using pre-tax dollars.

Dependent Care Account

Employees can contribute a minimum of $125, a maximum of $2,500 for married individuals filing separately, and a maximum of $5,000 otherwise to their dependent care account.

Deposited funds can reimburse employees for:

Using Funds

You have two ways to access your available funds:

  1. TASC Benefits Card: Upon enrollment, you will receive a TASC Card in the mail, which can be used to pay for qualifying expenses anywhere MasterCard is accepted.
  2. Request a reimbursement: Submit a claim to be reimbursed for qualifying expenses, as well as a receipt documenting the expense. Your reimbursement will be direct deposited into your designated bank account, or into your MyCash account accessible through your TASC Card. MyCash funds may be used for any type of purchase or ATM cash withdrawal.

Use-or-Lose Rule

Employees must use the amount in their accounts in the calendar year in which the money is placed in the account or within a grace period (approximately 2-1/2 months) of the following calendar year. It otherwise cannot be rolled over from year to year. Money that is unused at the end of the calendar year or the grace period in the next calendar year will be lost.

Request Card for Spouse/Dependent

Each participant receives one additional card for their spouse or dependent free of charge. A $10.00 fee will apply for each subsequent TASC Card generated.

The TASC Card and a standard Cardholder Agreement will be mailed directly to your mailing address within 7–15 business days.

More Information

For more information, please see the Employee Benefits Handbook, or learn more about the provider.

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