WageWorks Health Care cards loaded for 2014
If you set up a pre-tax healthcare flexible spending account (FSA) for 2014, your entire 2014 FSA election is now loaded on a WageWorks Health Care Card. If you were a participant in the City’s medical insurance plan and/or health care flexible spending account (FSA) in 2013, your 2014 election has been loaded on your existing card. If you are new to these plans, you will receive Health Care Card in the mail within the next week.
If you lost or destroyed your Health Care Card, you may order a new one by contacting WageWorks at (855) 428-0446,
The Health Care Card can be used to pay for qualified health care expenses using your healthcare FSA and/or your HRA/VEBA funds. The Health Care Card offers the advantage of allowing you to pay for eligible health care expenses directly from your account rather than paying out of your own pocket and then submitting claims for reimbursement. If you would like to use your card to access your HRA/VEBA account, your account must be set to “Spend It”. You can change your account settings on your online account at www.wageworks.com or by calling (855) 428-0446.
Important reminders about using your card:
- Current year only: You can use your Health Care Card ONLY for expenses incurred in 2014. You cannot use your Health Care Card to pay for expenses from the prior year. You can still be reimbursed for these expenses by submitting a claim to WageWorks.
- Save your receipts: Even though you have the Health Care Card, be sure to save your receipts! The IRS requires that you save receipts and documentation for expenses paid under the plan, whether the Health Care Card is used or not.
- Provide documentation to WageWorks: In most cases, documentation will be required after paying with your Health Care Card. Be sure to follow the instructions in the e-mail or letter request from WageWorks and provide the requested information within the time limits. If you do not send the requested documentation, WageWorks will disable your card.
- Over-the-counter medications: You cannot buy over-the-counter medications with your Health Care Card. You can be reimbursed from your Health Care FSA or HRA/VEBA for the cost of an over-the-counter drug ONLY IF you have a doctor’s prescription and you submit a copy of the prescription and the receipt to WageWorks.
Published Jan 8, 2014