Flex Credits for Western Employees
Making the best use of the Professional Expense Reimbursement Account, the Health Care Spending Account, and the Wellness Spending Account
Western provides many of its employees with spending accounts that can be used to cover a wide variety of expenses. These accounts may include the Professional Expense Reimbursement Account, the Health Care Spending Account, and the Wellness Spending Account.
The University also provide Flex Credits - funds that can be used to credit or increase the amount in your accounts, depending on your preference or needs.
Important: Tax rules stipulate that a decision about how much you allocate to each account must be made in the year prior to the year the account is utilized. For instance, in 2019 you were asked to make a decision about how you would like to allocate your funds for use in 2020. If you did not make a decision on how to allocate those funds, you still will receive the funds, but a default allocation was made on your behalf, and you may not change that allocation.
To learn more about the accounts available to you, and about Flex Credits, please select your employee group from those below:
Some helpful links
PER Claim Forms – choose the correct form for your employee group under the heading “Professional Expense Reimbursement.”
HCSA Claim Form – use this form to make claims against your Health Care Spending Account and Extended Health Care Benefits.
Taxable Wellness Spending Account (WSA) Form - for UWOFA and UWOFA-Librarians & Archivists – use this form to make claims against your Taxable Wellness Spending Account.
Manulife login – by logging in to your Manulife account using your Group Plan Number, your Member Number and your Manulife password, you can access information about coverage and claims, including HCSA claims. To view your current HCSA balance, choose "My Benefits", then the link that says HCSA Balance)
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