Human Resources


Dependent Care Spending Account

The Dependent Care Spending Account allows you to pay for eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Dependent Care Spending Account contributions are taken directly from your pay before federal, most state and city income and social security taxes are deducted.

Each calendar year during Annual Enrollment (November), current full-time employees may elect to contribute through payroll reduction, a portion of their salary up to $5,000 on a pre-tax basis to pay for dependent care expenses that are incurred to care for eligible dependents, while at work. Eligible dependents are those whom you are entitled to claim as dependents on your federal tax return. If you are married, your spouse must also work, be a full-time student, or be disabled.

For those hired after January 1, you have thirty (30) days from your hire date to make your enrollment election. Your enrollment will be effective as of the next available first of the month following your enrollment election. Your election is only effective for one year. Each year you will be required to make an election for the following year. The money set aside must (according to IRS regulations) be used or forfeited. This plan is administered by WageWorks.

To receive reimbursement from the Dependent Care Spending Account, you need to log in to your spending account website to access your pre-populated reimbursement claim form. If you are a new user click on “New Users – Register Here” and follow prompts.

Year-end unused contributions will NOT roll over to the new plan year.

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Karen Loiacono
Director of Total Rewards
Levermore Hall, Room 203
p – 516.877.3229
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Joanna Ocampo
Senior Benefits Specialist
Levermore Hall, Room 203
p – 516.877.3221
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For further information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
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