Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Dependent Care Advantage Account May Be Used for Summer Day Camp Expenses
Now is the time to enroll school-age children in a summer day camp program. The Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAAccount) may be used to pay for these expenses. If you are enrolling your child (under age 13) in a summer day camp but did not enroll in the DCAAccount for 2013, you may now enroll for the remainder of the year. A change in your care provider is an eligible “change in status” event that allows you to enroll in the program outside of the open enrollment period. The employer contribution is also available to employees in eligible bargaining units. For more information about DCAAccount enrollment, employer contribution eligibility, and how this valuable money-saving benefit could help with summer day camp expenses, visit www.worklife.ny.gov/pdfs/Summer_Camp_QA2013.pdf.
Paperless enrollment in the DCAAccount is quick, easy, and secure. Apply online at www.flexspend.ny.gov or call (800) 358-7202.
If you are looking for a school-age summer day camp, Buffalo State’s Child Care Center still has openings in its 2013 program, and the DCAAccount may be used toward expenses. Please call the center at ext. 5335 for registration and program details.