Pierce County provides comprehensive benefits and services to eligible employees, retirees, and their dependents through strategic planning, negotiation, and implementation of benefit programs. Benefits is here to help you with your medical, vision, and dental plan options; life and disability insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts; and retirement planning.
COVID-19 Related FSA Changes Available:
- Mid-year election changes for healthcare and day care FSAs for the remainder of the 2020 plan year without a qualifying status change event. While mid-year changes to DCFSAs have always been permissible for parents whose day care and school arrangements have been impacted by COVID, the relaxation of changes to HCFSA elections further helps employees address medical and financial need. This change also allows participants enroll or increase their election to take advantage of the newly-eligible over-the-counter medication and menstrual care items as provided through the CARES Act.
- Permanent increases to the FSA Carryover amount and indexing it to the plan maximum. For plans beginning in 2020, this raises the ceiling on the amounts that FSA participants can carryover $550 into the next plan year.