The difference between a Health Care FSA and a Dependent Care FSA is that the Health Care FSA is for eligible health care expenses for you and your eligible dependents, and the Dependent Care FSA is for expenses related to the care of a dependent child or adult (for example, day care). The two are NOT interchangeable.
You can enroll in the TDA plan at any time. Current employees are encouraged to visit the TDA page, which has all of the details, including the contact information for the Harvard University Retirement Center.
Please note that new faculty and administrative and professional staff members are automatically enrolled in a TDA (with the option to cancel or change) after 60 days of employment. You will receive an TDA information package from the Harvard University Retirement Center (HURC).
It can take one or two cycles before you receive your first pass, depending upon when in the month you sign up. You may contact WageWorks at 877-924-3967 to check when you can expect your pass to start. It is also possible that you T-pass may have been delayed in the post office or there may be a problem with your address. Please contact Harvard CommuterChoice, 617-384-7433 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or WageWorks, 877-924-3967 with questions.
No. In order to register for a class using TAP, you must have met the eligibility and wait period requirements. Before signing up for any class, it is important to review the information found in the TAP booklet; current employees may also learn more on the Tuition Assistance page.
Eligible Harvard employees have two types of reimbursement accounts to help cover eligible healthcare expenses. The Flexible Spending Account is an employee-funded, tax-preferred account available to all employees and can be used to cover many kinds of eligible out-of-pocket health expenses; you must enroll in this benefit. The Co-Payment Reimbursement program only covers co-payments above certain thresholds and is only available to employees earning less $95,000; you do not need to enroll in this benefit.
The Health FSA is a tax-sheltered account that you fund to pay for predictable health care expenses (medical, dental, and vision) that are not covered or are only partially covered by your plans.
The Dependent Care FSA is a tax-sheltered account that you fund to pay for care-provider expenses related for children (such as a daycare provider, nanny, preschool, after school program, etc.) up to age 13 and for dependent adults who cannot care for themselves.
For contributions, limits and detailed information on...
You will receive your (benefit) ID cards approximately two to three weeks after you make your online election. They will be sent to your home address directly from the insurance carrier you have selected. You will receive a separate card from Express Scripts for prescription coverage. In the event of an emergency prior to the issuance of the cards, please contact the Benefits Office.
Please note: Express Scripts, Delta Dental and Davis Vision will not provide a card in the name of a covered dependent, although they will provide a duplicate card with your name on it for a...
You have 30 days from the date of marriage or registration of your domestic partnership to make changes to your benefit elections. For detailed information on the types of benefit changes allowed, please review this information sheet; current employees may also visit the Life Events page. You should contact...
You have 30 days from the date of birth or adoption to make changes to your benefit elections. For detailed information on the types of benefit changes allowed, you may review this information sheet or go to the Life Events page. You should contact Harvard Benefits to begin this process as soon as possible so you do not miss the 30-day window.