As 2022 comes to a close, the Office of Human Resources is offering tips for getting the most out of your employee benefits before the year ends.
Donate unused annual leave and sick leave.
Employees may carry over a maximum of 45 days of annual leave and 180 days of sick leave from one calendar year to the next. If you have excess annual leave and/or sick leave accruals that will be forfeited, be sure to donate them to the Leave Transfer Program by December 31. Donations can be made to the general leave pool or to an individual faculty or staff member eligible to participate.
Use State Vision Plan allowances.
If you’re enrolled in the State Vision Plan, you have access to a $150 annual allowance for glasses frames or a $130 allowance for contact lenses (in lieu of frames) each calendar year. Contact EyeMed (877-735-9314) to learn more or to find an in-network eye doctor. The state vision plan utilizes the “Select” network.
Use your optional holiday.
Your optional holiday does not carry over from year to year, so request the optional holiday in Kronos and obtain approval from your supervisor before taking the time off.
Sign up for electronic W-2 and 1095-C.
Speed up your tax preparation. Elect to receive your W-2 and 1095-C forms electronically instead of by mail. Sign up or change your preference for both through Employee Self Service (Tax Documents/W-2/W-2 C Consent and Tax Documents/Form 1095-C Consent).
File claims on your Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA) funds.
If you have remaining funds in your Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA), you have until March 31, 2023, to submit claims for expenses incurred through March 15, 2023. You will forfeit any unused 2022 funds after March 31, 2023.
Review options for your Medical Spending Account (MSA) funds
If you have remaining funds in your MSA, you can submit a Claim Form for eligible expenses incurred in 2022. The deadline to submit your claim for your 2022 expenses is March 31, 2023. You can carry over up to $570 in unused funds into the 2023 plan year but will forfeit unused funds over $570.
For additional information on your DCSA or MSA Funds:
Log in to your account at www.asiflex.com/SCMoneyPlus to check your balance.
For questions about submitting claims, deadline or the MSA carryover, call ASIFlex at 833.SCM.PLUS (833.726.7587).
Access PEBA’s MoneyPlus webpage for more information.
Revisit the 2023 Holiday Calendar
The 2023 Holiday Calendar is a helpful resource for planning ahead.
Update your Emergency Contact Information
Review and update your emergency contact information on your personal details page in Employee Self Service.