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Flexible Spending Account

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Benefit Summary

The Flexible Spending Account allows you to pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax income.

Benefit Eligibility

All UWMF employees who work 20 hours or more per week (equivalent to a 0.50 FTE or greater) are eligible for UWMF’s Health Care Flexible Spending Account.

All UWMF employees who work 15 hours or more per week (equivalent to a 0.38 FTE or greater) are eligible for UWMF’s Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

Health Care FSA

Dependent Care Account


Premiums are based on your contribution election. Typically the annual contribution is divided between all remaining payrolls in the calendar year.


Initial Enrollment

Enrollment in the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) requires submission of the Discovery Benefits enrollment form within 30 days of the date of hire. Coverage for the HCFSA is effective the first of the month following one month of employment. Coverage for the DCFSA is date of hire. 

Open Enrollment

An annual enrollment period offered for the FSA(s). Employees must re-enroll for the FSA(s) each year during the Open Enrollment period which occurs in the fall.

Qualifying Life Event

Changes may be made to your FSA(s) if a qualifying life event occurs. To make changes, please review Life Events (UWMF) page on for more information on what changes you can make due to a Qualifying Life Event, how to obtain the applications, and when the change is effective. Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources within 30 days of the qualifying life event.

qualifying life event includes marriage, birth or adoption of a child, a death, divorce, termination of employment, or for dependent care only, a change in childcare providers.

Discovery Benefits Contact Information

Participant Services is available to assist Monday through Friday from 6am to 9pm Central.