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Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA)
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The DCRA can be used to:

  • reimburse expenses associated with the care of your children or other dependents while you (and your spouse) work or attend school full-time
  • gain significant tax advantages

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How does the DCRA work?

During open enrollment (November 1 - November 30), you will decide how much to contribute to your DCRA via payroll deductions for the upcoming year. While enrolling online, you will elect the Per Pay Period Amount, which will be deducted from your paycheck monthly or twice a month (depending on your pay schedule) and the deduction is made before taxes are withheld. This amount will be deposited into your DCRA.

When you incur and pay for eligible dependent care expenses, you will be reimbursed from your DCRA after you file a claim. Reimbursements from the DCRA cannot exceed the amount deposited in your account at the time your reimbursement is processed.