WageWorks is now the claims administrator for HRA/VEBA accounts
WageWorks is the claims administrator for employees’ HRA/VEBA accounts. HRA/VEBA accounts are not “use it or lose-it” accounts. You have the option of using these funds to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses or you can leave the money in your account and save the funds for future years’ expenses or retirement health care costs.
Money in your HRA/VEBA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement/Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association Account) comes from deposits made by the City of Minneapolis.
Activate your WageWorks card and change setting to “Spend It”
If you enrolled in health care coverage during open enrollment, you should have received a WageWorks health care card in the mail at home. If you wish to use your WageWorks card or submit claims for reimbursement of eligible health care expenses, you must activate your card by calling 866-363-4128. You must also change your account setting to “Spend It.” (If you also set up a FSA account, WageWorks will tap those funds first.)
To change your account setting, visit www.wageworks.com and make the change on your online account or call WageWorks at 855-428-0446 and let WageWorks know that your HRA/VEBA account needs to be set to “Spend It.”
Paying for eligible health care expenses
- 2013 health care expenses: To submit requests for reimbursement for 2013 expenses, use the WageWorks Pay Me Back Claim Form. You can use your WageWorks Health Care Card to pay for eligible 2013 health care expenses by swiping your card at the checkout. (Be sure to choose “credit,” even though the card is a debit card.) If you use your Health Care Card, make sure to keep receipts.
- 2012 health care expenses: WageWorks is now processing all remaining claims for reimbursement from 2012. (You can no longer submit claims to last year’s claims administrator — Optum Health — even though you incurred the expense in 2012. If you submitted claims in early January they may have caught in the account transition. If you have any claims that were denied due to the account transition, you should resubmit the claim to WageWorks.) For health care claims, use the WageWorks Pay Me Back Claim Form. Do not use your new WageWorks debit card to pay for 2012 FSA expenses.
Published Jan. 30, 2013