Back-up Childcare Reimbursement
Employees are eligible for reimbursement for child care (or elder care) expenses incurred in your home or care center when your regular provider is unavailable. Reimbursement is up to a maximum of $700 per year. These expenses must be necessary for you and your spouse to be able to work.
Back-up child care benefits will be administered by HealthEquity (formerly WageWorks) and are reimbursed to you via your paycheck. Back-up child care can be a taxable benefit to you and you will see tax (or imputed income) deducted from your reimbursement. For more information about this program, click here.
The annual deadline for submitting reimbursement requests is November 30. Any expenses submitted after November 30 will count toward the maximum benefit payable for the next calendar year.
For more information about child and elder care benefits, see your local People Business Partner.