Current Employees:You can submit a FSA/TRA Enrollment Form electronically 24 hours a day from home or work. You can also use this link to access a paper copy of the form
Flexible Spending and Transportation Reimbursement Accounts
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.
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.
- Employer ID: BCA8656
- Employee ID: the Member ID# on your ODS Dental wallet card
All regular full and part-time employees are eligible to participate in the FSA/TRA program, including IATSE-represented employees who are eligible for health insurance benefits. Enrollment participation agreements vary by bargaining unit. Carefully review the FSA/TRA booklet and the enrollment form for specific regulations.
FSA Health Care Account
- Defer money pre-tax to pay for medical/dental/vision expenses which are not covered by the City's health insurance plans for you and your dependents.
- You can defer money pre-tax for dependent care expenses which are necessary to allow you to work.
- 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 the IRS rules, any funds remaining in your FSAs at the end of the year are forfeited and are retained by the City of Eugene (does not apply to TRA program).
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.