Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s) are administered by AFLAC insurance. This plan allows you to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to cover Health Care and Dependent Care expenses not normally covered by either your health plans and/or to pay for your child care or elder care expenses.
Health Care FSA
As of 1/1/19, you may set aside up to $2,700 annually on a PRE-tax basis to pay for out-of-pocket health care-related expenses that your health, dental, and vision plans do not already cover.
Dependent Care Account
As of 1/1/14, you may set aside up to $5,000 annually on a PRE-tax basis to pay for dependent care expenses.
Supplemental Insurance from
American Family Life Assurance Company (AFLAC)
The Research Foundation makes AFLAC policies available as a cost-effective solution to help eligible employees with the rising cost of out-of-pocket health care expenses. These supplemental AFLAC policies are 100% employee-paid and are available on a voluntary basis.
AFLAC's voluntary benefits include:
Personal Cancer Indemnity
Helps offset the medical expenses related to cancer treatment
Hospital Confinement Indemnity
Benefit includes payments for hospitalization, heart attack, stroke and paralysis as well as surgery
Short Term Disability
Replaces income lost due to off the job accidents or extended illness
Long Term Care
Financial assistance if you have a chronic condition leaving you unable to care for yourself for an extended period of time
Provides up to $100,000 of quality term life, whole life or a combination of both on a very competitive basis
Provides basic, preventive, and major dental benefits with cash payouts for specific procedures - whether or not you have other dental or medical coverage
You can continue being enrolled in these plans even if you are no longer employed by the Research Foundation, so long as you keep paying the premiums.