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.
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.