Dependent Day Care FSA

You may choose to enroll in Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). This account allows you to contribute money on a pre-tax basis and reduce your taxable income. You can then be reimbursed from your account when you pay for child or elder day care expenses of legal dependents if the care is needed in order for you (and your spouse) to work or look for work. Qualified expenses include: licensed day care center/after-school care for children up to age 13, care for elderly and/or disabled adults who qualify as tax dependents.

Note: The dependent care FSA cannot be used for dependent health care expenses. Please see the health care flexible spending account information.

You may contribute $100 to $5,000 of your pre-tax salary to the Dependent Day Care FSA. Under federal rules, you may contribute up to $5,000 per calendar year per family. If married and filing separately, the amount is $2,500. However, the maximum is limited to the lesser of [1] the above limits or [2] the lower of the two earned incomes of the spouses, with some exceptions for spouses going to school.

The Synopsys FSA plan is administered by WageWorks.

Accessing Your FSA

  1. Go to the benefits enrollment site:
    • From work: Visit the Benefits SharePoint webpage and click on "Benefitsolver." Refer to "WageWorks" in your homepage sidebar.
    • From home: Log into the Synopsys Enrollment and Resource Center with your Benefitsolver username and password. If this is your first time using the portal, select “First Time Here” and register as a new user." Company key is "Synopsys."
  2. Refer to "WageWorks" in your homepage sidebar.

Submitting Claims

There are two ways to submit claims for reimbursement:

Online

Visit the Synopsys Enrollment and Resource Center. Refer to "WageWorks" in your homepage sidebar to access your FSA. From your FSA page, go to “Online Claims Submission” and follow instructions from there.

Fax or Mail

Complete a Dependent Day Care FSA claim form available in the Forms section, and fax or mail your signed claim form with your receipts:

  • Fax your claim: (866) 643-2219
  • Mail your claim: WageWorks Spending Accounts, P.O. Box 34740, Louisville, KY 40232

If you provide your email address on the claim form, you will receive notification when your claim has been processed. You can receive reimbursements by check or direct deposit. Direct deposit is the fastest way to receive reimbursement. To sign up, click the "Direct Deposit” link from your FSA home page.

You can incur current plan year expenses until the last day of February of the following year. (A plan year runs from January 1 to December 31.) Additionally, you have three months following the plan year to submit your reimbursement claims.  This means that the deadline to submit receipts for the prior plan year is March 31. (Example: you can incur 2018 FSA expenses up to February 28, 2019. All claims for your 2018 FSA must be submitted by March 31, 2019.)

Use It OR Lose It

The "Use-It-or-Lose-It Rule" applies if you do not use all of the monies in your account by the end of the 2 month grace period following the plan year. Also applies if your employment terminates prior to the end of the plan year and you do not have eligible expenses incurred prior to your termination date to claim for reimbursement. When your employment terminates, you have the option to elect continuation of Health Care FSA through COBRA to the end of the plan year to allow you additional time to incur eligible expenses and receive reimbursement.

Forms & Plan Documents

Review the Summary Plan Descriptions for the Flexible Spending Accounts.