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Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical

Summary

This plan allows you to set aside money from your pay before taxes are withheld to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical expenses. This means you don't pay federal income or Social Security taxes on the money you set aside into these accounts and increases your spendable income.

You can place up to $2,500 in a flexible medical account per fiscal year with a minimum contribution of $15 per month. You may submit receipts for reimbursement or use the PayFlex Debit Card to pay for eligible expenses directly from your UT Flex Medical Expense Reimbursement Account. Remember to save your receipts and Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for all expenses.

A PIN number may be required for some purchases. Call PayFlex at 1- 888-999-0121 to receive a PIN.

Overview of Flexible Spending Plans

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Best Features

  • Free debit card provides flexibility and ease of payment.
  • You can use the account to pay for expenses of dependents who are not on our plans.

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Enrollment Opportunities

Based on federal law, employees may make changes to their benefits only at the times specified below.

At Hire

Within 31 days of hire, benefits eligible employees may add or change benefits.

Moving to a Benefits Eligible Position

Employees moving from a non-benefits eligible position to a benefits eligible position have 31 days from this change in status to complete their benefits enrollment.

At Annual Enrollment

Benefits eligible employees may make any changes to their benefits once a year, without a change of status during annual enrollment, which occurs each July.

Family Status Change

Certain events in your family or changes in your dependent’s employment or coverage may enable you to make changes to your benefits outside of annual enrollment. These events, known as Family Status Changes or qualifying events, allow changes to benefits that are consistent the event. (Ex: add medical coverage to your newborn child.) 

Benefit changes and supporting documentation must be received by myHR within 31 days of the event. Learn more about these qualifying events and required dependent documentation.

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Eligibility

Full and part-time employees

Both full and part-time employees are eligible for the flexible spending account if:

  • You work at least 20 hours per week, and
  • Your appointment is expected to continue for at least 4 ½  months and
  • You are not currently covered by another state-sponsored medical insurance plan.

Dependents and required documentation

You are eligible to cover expenses for those who are considered as dependents for federal income taxes. These dependents do not have to be covered on any of your insurance plans.

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Evidence of Insurability

Evidence of Insurability (EOI) is not required to enroll in the UT Flex Medical Expense Reimbursement Account.

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Resources

Rates 

UT System Flexible Spending Accounts  

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Contact Information

PayFlex Systems
866-887-3539 
Monday - Friday  7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CST

myHR
713-745-6947

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Contact Information

PayFlex Systems
866-887-3539

5-myHR 713-745-6947

Familiar Faces

Anthony Harding
Physician Assistant
Invest. Cancer Therapeutics

Our family relies on the ease of the medical flexible spending account debit card. With other plans I have used, the process was cumbersome and I always had problems with the reimbursements.  UT Flex is easy to use. By using pre-tax dollars, this plan saves us both money and time.


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