With the SEIB Flex Program, you can set aside pre-tax money via payroll deductions
to pay for health care and dependent care expenses not covered by your benefit plan.
you can view your up-to-date Flex account information by registering with
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
The Flex Handbook provides all the information regarding the Flexible Employee Benefits
Some of the topics covered in the Flex Handbook:
See Handbook for more topics.
Effective Date: January 1, 2011 to present
The Flexible Employees’ Benefits Board provides a $50.00 credit to any member who
enrolls in the Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) with a minimum annual contribution
of $120.00, giving you $170.00 for the 2014 plan year.
Beginning January 1, 2011, as part of Healthcare Reform, over the counter (OTC)
medicine will no longer be an eligible item for reimbursement as part of a Healthcare
Flexible Spending Account unless otherwise prescribed by a provider. Therefore,
any OTC drug/medicine expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2011, will require
a doctor’s written prescription in order to be reimbursed.
Items such as cough, cold and flu medicines, pain relievers and acid relief medication
will now require a doctor’s written prescription to be submitted along with each
reimbursement request. The debit card will reject these types of items at the time
of purchase and will require manual submission. Other OTC items, such as
diabetic supplies, elastic bandages and wraps, band-aids, and reading glasses will
continue to be eligible without a prescription and can be purchased with validation
through IIAS (an inventory point of sale approval system) using the debit card.