Overview

You have access to a variety of resources designed to help you manage your child and/or elder care responsibilities.

Day Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Child and elder care is a significant expense. With a dependent care FSA, you can pay less for child and elder care expenses by using tax-free dollars.

  • Contribute up to $5,000 a year to help cover your eligible dependent care expenses, including child care for children up to age 13 and care for dependent elders. Visit UnitedHealthcare to reimburse yourself for payments you’ve made.
  • Select your annual contribution amount during Annual enrollment. You can only change your contribution amount during the year if you have a qualifying life event.
  • There is a grace period allowing you to use funds during the 2.5 months following the end of the plan year. Unused money at the end of the grace period is forfeited – use it or lose it.

Child or elder care through LifeWorks

If you need assistance in caring for a family member so you can be at work, you can access LifeWorks for child or elder care referral services.

Visit LifeWorks (Username: stryker; Password: 4260) or call 866-785-4572 for more information.