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Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Participants in a dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) may set aside a portion of their salaries (up to a combined family maximum) before taxes are deducted to pay for qualified dependent care expenses. Qualified dependent care expenses are expenses incurred for the care of children under age 13 or disabled dependents while you are working, disabled, or attending school. Qualified expenses include day care, nursery school, summer day camps, and in-home care.

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Sign up for a Dependent Care FSA

To make calendar year elections within 60 days of your date of hire, visit the Employee Self-Service web page and click on the Benefits enrollment for new employees link. To make elections within 60 days of a qualifying life event, complete and submit MCPS Form 450-3: Flexible Spending Account Elections.

Manage your FSA