The City of Madison offers an optional Flexible Spending Accounts program. Employees can place pre-tax dollars in a Healthcare 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 expenses related to domestic partners and domestic partners' children (who are not the employee's own child) are not allowed to be reimbursed through Flexible Spending Accounts. Flexible Spending Accounts are bound by IRS definitions of what pre-tax dollars can be used for.

Healthcare Account

Employees can contribute a maximum of $2,650 annually to their healthcare flexible spending account. Healthcare account maximums are on a per employee/per employer basis.

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 maximum of $5,000 to a dependent care flexible spending account (a maximum of $2,500 for married individuals filing separately). Dependent care account maximums are on a per family basis.

Deposited funds can reimburse employees for:

Using Funds

You have two ways to access your available funds:

  1. ConnectYourCare Payment Card: Upon enrollment, you will receive a ConnectYourCare payment card in the mail, which can be used to pay for qualifying healthcare expenses anywhere VISA is accepted.
  2. Request a reimbursement: Submit a claim to be reimbursed for qualifying expenses, as well as a receipt documenting the expense. You may elect to receive your reimbursement via paper check or via direct deposit into your designated bank account.

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 that extends through March 15 of the following calendar year. It otherwise cannot be rolled over from year to year. Money that is unused at the end of the grace period in the calendar year following the plan year will be lost.

Request Card for Spouse/Dependent

Each participant receives one ConnectYourCare payment card upon enrollment. Additional cards for a spouse and/or adult dependent child(ren) are available at no additional cost.

  • Online: Login to your ConnectYourCare account By clicking this link, you will be leaving the City of Madison website.
  • Phone: ​Contact ConnectYourCare’s Participant Support Services 24 hours per day/7 days per week at 877-292-4040.

The ConnectYourCare payment card and a standard Cardholder Agreement will be mailed directly to your mailing address.

More Information

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