Flexible Spending Accounts
The Ramsey County flexible spending accounts offer employees three ways to pay for eligible expenses using pre-tax dollars deducted from salary.
- Pre-Tax Premium Program (PTPP)
Employees may use pre-tax dollars to pay their portion of medical and/or dental insurance premiums for the county-sponsored insurance programs.
- Health Care Reimbursement Program (HCRP)
Employees who are benefits-eligible and who have worked for the County for at least 6 months are eligible to have money deducted from their paychecks on a pre-tax basis and be reimbursed for eligible medical expenses.
- Dependent Care Reimbursement Program (DCRP)
Permanent, probationary, or unclassified employees who work at least 40 hours or more per pay period on a regular basis are eligible to have money deducted from their paychecks on a pre-tax basis to be reimbursed for eligible dependent care expenses.
More information on the flexible spending account programs:
2013 HCRP/DCRP Summary Plan Description
Pre-Tax Premium Program Summary Plan Description
2013 Cafeteria Plan Reference Guide
How to submit a claim for Reimbursement:
Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) is the claims administrator for Ramsey County effective December 20, 2010. Participants will receive a welcome packet with a personalized ID and website login and PIN. Participants are encouraged to go the the TASC website to set up Direct Deposit; view submitted reimbursement requests; and sign up to receive email or text notifications when claims have been processed.
For the fastest claim processing, participants are encouraged to use the online claim wizard at www.tasconline.com. You will need your TASC ID and PIN. If you prefer to fax your claims, the TASC system uses a customized claim form that includes an individual participant ID pre-printed on the form. This system expedites claims processing, with properly-documented claims being paid within 24 hours of submission. Ramsey County employees may fax claims toll-free to: 1-877-233-5217.
New enrollees for 2013 in the Health Care Reimbursement Program will be issued a TASC Card. If you were a HCRP participant in 2012 you will use the card you were issued at that time. This is a debit card that can be used to pay for eligible health care expenses at merchants with a Inventory Information Approval System (IIAS) in place to identify eligible purchases or at other trusted providers such as doctors, dentists, and vision care facilities. When you use the card to pay for eligible expenses at a provider, the items are verified at the point of sale and you would not have to submit a claim for reimbursement - the expense would be automatically paid and then deducted from your annual elections. If you pay for eligible expenses at a provider that can't accept the TASC card, or if you choose not to use your TASC card, you may submit your claim for reimbursement online, by fax, or by mail. Note: A feature of the TASC card called MyCash is not currently available for Ramsey County participants in the plan.
For more information, review these documents:
Participant Reference Guide Note: The Participant Reference Guide document refers to a feature of the TASC card called "MyCash". This method of reimbursement is not available to Ramsey County employees who are participating in the plan.
For more information, visit the TASC website, or call TASC Customer Service at 1-800-422-4661.
Transportation Expense Reimbursement Program
Another option for pre-tax savings is the Transportation Expense Reimbursement Program (TERP). Employees may choose to set aside money for parking expenses on a pre-tax basis and submit claims for reimbursement. For more information, review the 2013 Transportation Expense Reimbursement Program Summary Plan Description.
Claims for Reimbursement should be submitted to TASC using your customized claim form.
If you want to enroll, terminate your participation, or change the amount of your TERP deduction, complete the TERP Enrollment/Change in Participation form (for parking expenses) or the PDA Enrollment
For more information, contact TASC at 1-800-422-4661.