Important Notice Regarding the Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries

New FSA Relief Provisions Include a Carryover Feature for Plan Year 2021

Please be advised that under the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law at the end of 2020, participants in the Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries, also known as Flexible Spending Account or FSA Plan, can carry over all unused dollars remaining in their FSA account from the 2020 plan year to the 2021 plan year, and from the 2021 plan year into the 2022 plan year.

Please also note that FSA dependent care expenses for 2021 are now eligible for children until they turn age 14.

Pending the annual IRS announcement regarding 2022 maximum contribution limits, the Pension Boards will hold an open enrollment period for the FSA plan in November 2021.

For any questions about your FSA, please contact Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield at 1.866.763.9471. To file a claim, visit, or download the HBS Spending App to file and view your account balance.

Flexible Spending Accounts

With health care costs rising faster than both salaries and inflation, wouldn’t it be great to find a way to reduce your out-of-pocket costs? And wouldn’t it be great if you could pay for child-care expenses on a pre-tax basis? You can do both by participating in the Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries (generically referred to as a Flexible Spending Account or FSA).

Before you can take advantage of the FSA, your employer must be enrolled to participate in the Plan. CLICK HERE for more information on how your employer can set up an FSA Plan.

If your employer is already participating and you’re a new employee who wants to participate, please contact your employer for information and forms.For more information on the FSA Plan, contact the Pension Boards at 1.800.642.6543.