- What is an FSA / TRA?
- Contact & Account Info
- Important Information
- FSA Resources
What is an FSA/TRA?
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Transportation Reimbursement Accounts (TRA) allow you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain dependent care, health care, and transportation expenses that you would normally pay for with after-tax dollars. This can mean a significant tax savings on qualified expenses.
You have 30 days from the date you begin working to enroll in this plan, or you may enroll during the annual open enrollment period held in December. To continue participation, you must re-enroll each year.
Accessing Your FSA
The City's FSA and TRA programs are administered by BenefitHelp Solutions (BHS).
Access your FSA/TRA account, view claim information and submit claims online at www.benefithelpsolutions.com
For info on your 2019 account
- Customer Service 855-378-0197
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For info on your 2018 account
- FSA Toll-Free 877-664-4761
- TRA Toll-Free 888-398-8057
- Fax 877-277-7279
- Email: email@example.com
All regular full and part-time employees are eligible to participate in the FSA/TRA program.
Carefully review the FSA/TRA handbook and the enrollment form for specific regulations.
FSA Health Care Account
Defer money pre-tax to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision out-of-pocket expenses for you and your qualified dependents.
FSA Dependent Care Account
You can defer money pre-tax for dependent care expenses which are necessary to allow you to work.
Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRA)
With a TRA account, you can pay for certain transportation expenses with before-tax dollars. Expenses must be tax-qualified (allowable deductions or credits under current IRS regulations). Allowable deductions include van pool and parking expenses. The deferrable dollar amounts for each option are on the enrollment form.
"Use it or lose it"
Under IRS rules, any funds remaining in your FSA at the end of the plan year and grace period are forfeited and not allowed to be refunded by the City of Eugene. (Special rules apply to the TRA program).
Once the plan year ends, you have an additional 2 1/2 months to incur healthcare and dependent care expenses that can be submitted for reimbursement under your prior year's account. This gives you more time to exhaust any funds you may have left at the end of the year. Additional information is available in the FSA Grace Period Q&A.
- FSA Claim Form Opens a New Window.
- TRA Claim Form Opens a New Window.
- FSA Direct Deposit Enrollment Form Opens a New Window.
- FSA Health Care Eligible and Ineligible Expenses Opens a New Window.
- FSA Letter of Medical Necessity Opens a New Window.
- FSA Brochure Opens a New Window.
- FSA/TRA Handbook Opens a New Window.
- AutoPay FAQs Opens a New Window.
- Benefits Card Q & A Opens a New Window.
- Benefits Card PIN FAQs Opens a New Window. FSA Benefits Card Brochure Opens a New Window.
- FSA Grace Period Q & A Opens a New Window.
- FSA Adult Child Expenses Q & A Opens a New Window.
- Double Health Insurance or Two FSA Accounts Q & A Opens a New Window.
- BenefitHelp Solutions website Opens a New Window.