IMPORTANT: Click here to read about Program changes due to COVID-19
The Flexible Spending Accounts Program client service center is closed. Due to the closure of the office, if you mailed or faxed forms or correspondence March 11, 2020 or after, we cannot access or process that form.
Please resubmit your forms and documents as follows:
1) Inquiries and questions can be sent via email to the Program.
2) Forms/documents can be sent via secure email to: https://asonet.com/emailFSA.aspx
3) Forms can also be faxed to: (877) 290-6587
Also, please do not send forms or documents via express mail. The office is closed and the package cannot be accepted.
Please check back periodically for updates and how to send forms and claims electronically to the Program.
IMPORTANT - If you are currently receiving your reimbursement via check, please complete a Direct Deposit Form in order to receive reimbursement in a timely fashion. Do not mail your completed form to the address on the form. Please submit your completed form following the directions in #2 or #3 above.
The City of New York offers its employees a Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program, which is allowable under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 125. The Program allows City employees to deposit a portion of their pre-tax income into accounts maintained for certain health and dependent care expenses. Employees covered by a non-City group health plan can enroll in the MSC Program and waive City health benefits to receive an incentive payment up to $1,000 for Plan Year 2020.
To enroll, you must complete the MSC Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program Enrollment/Change Form and a Health Benefits Application and provide proof of other coverage.
Plan Year 2020
Flexible Spending Accounts Program Brochure
The Medical Spending Conversion (MSC) Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program allows eligible employees who can obtain non-City group health benefits to waive their New York City health benefits in return for an annual cash incentive payment.
For questions about the MSC Buy-Out Waiver Program, please call: (212) 306-7760.
The Medical Spending Conversion (MSC) Premium Conversion Program enables eligible employees to pay for their health plan premium deductions on a pre-tax basis, thereby reducing their gross income for tax purposes.
DeCAP allows City employees to pay for eligible dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis, with deductions taken directly from paychecks. These deductions reduce an employee's gross income on his/her Form W-2 for federal and Social Security tax purposes.
The Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) Program is a way to pay for eligible medical expenses (not covered by insurance), dental, vision, and hearing expenses (not covered by the Welfare Fund or Union) with before-tax dollars.