A Special Enrollment begins today, June 7 until June 22 to enroll in or make changes to a Medical Flexible Reimbursement Account.
Guidance from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on May 30 and conversations between the Department of Human Resource Management and IRS officials confirmed that the federal health reform limit of $2,500 for Medical FRAs will not impact the state health benefits program until July 1, 2013. For the upcoming plan year, the maximum Medical FRA contribution will be $5,000 rather than $2,500.
As a result of the IRS notice, and to give as much flexibility to employees as possible, the Special Enrollment will be held for employees to:
- Enroll in a Medical FRA if they did not do so during the May Open Enrollment.
- Increase, reduce or cancel a Medical FRA set up during the May Open Enrollment; or
- Take no action and keep the Medical FRA election made for the July 1, 2012 plan year.
EmployeeDirect will not be available for Special Enrollment elections. To enroll in or make changes to a Medical FRA during the Special Enrollment, please either download and print the State Flexible Benefits 2012 Special Enrollment Form found on the DHRM website at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/documents/StateSpecialEnrollmentForm2012.pdf or obtain an enrollment form from Human Resources.
All enrollment forms need to be either delivered and received by Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 or mailed with a U.S. Mail postmark of June 22, 2012 to:
Virginia Western Community College
Human Resources Office – Denise Schuh
P.O. Box 14007
Roanoke, Virginia 24038-9905
If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at 857-7962.