Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)

Pierce County offers its employees the option to participate in a Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) program. The FSA program allows you to have pre-tax funds deducted from your paycheck to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses that you would normally pay for with after-tax dollars.

How does the FSA Plan Work?
FSA Summary Plan Description
  1. Health Care Reimbursement 
  2. Dependent Care Reimbursement

The Health Care Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for your eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses. Eligible medical, vision and dental expenses such as deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance, prescribed over-the-counter drugs, eye glass hardware and other out of pocket expenses incurred by you or your eligible dependent may qualify.

Processing a Claim

The Health Care FSA is pre-funded, meaning you will have access to your full annual election amount at the beginning of the plan year, regardless of the amount you have contributed. The Navia Benefits Debit MatserCard is loaded with the participant's full election amount and pulls funds directly from their FSA account for eligible expenses, much like a debit card. Participants can also request reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses through the Navia Online Claim Submission tool, the MyNavia App, or by submitting a Navia FSA claim form, with attached itemized documentation, to Navia Benefits by email, fax or mail.

2019 Plan Year

Reimbursement Account Expense Dates Claim Deadlines
Health Care January 1, 2019 - March 15, 2020 April 30, 2020
Dependent Care January 1, 2019 - March 15, 2020 April 30, 2020

Adjusting an FSA Account Mid-Year

Employees may be able to adjust their FSA account if they meet specific IRS requirements. The employee must have experienced an IRS defined change in status and the FSA adjustment must be consistent with the change in status. There are detailed IRS rules on when a change in election is deemed to be consistent with a change in status. The Benefits department reviews all changes to ensure compliance with IRS rules.

To request a mid-year adjustment to your FSA account, submit a Navia FSA Employee Change in Status form  to the Risk Management - Benefits.

For more information regarding your FSA account and the claim process, please contact Navia Benefit Solutions. Use Employer Code: PCY.  

 Examples of Life Event ChangesProcess to Use 
 Add or remove dependentLife Event Change 
 Name change
 Address change
 Phone change
 Etc.
Termination or commencement of employment by spouse or dependentEmployment Change 
Switching from / to part-time employment by employee, spouse, or dependent  
Hours reduction, strike or lockout  
Leaving employment  
Leave-of-absence 
Etc.

Contact

Email: pcbenefits@piercecountywa.gov 

Phone: (253) 798-7479
Phone: (253) 798-6285

Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
955 Tacoma Ave S # 303, Tacoma, WA 98402