Decide if you want to contribute to a HCRA for the coming year.
Estimate your unreimbursed health care expenses. It’s a good idea to check with a qualified tax advisor before deciding on your election amount.
Enroll in HCRA contacting the Benefits Center, logging onto the Benefits Center Website, or calling toll-free 1-866-325-2345 Benefits Resource line to make your election. Specify the amount you want to contribute to HCRA for the Plan Year. Submit your form within the required timeframes.
The County will divide your annual contribution by 26 paychecks for the year. If you are a new hire, the County will divide your annual contribution by the number of remaining biweekly paychecks for the year. This way, you make contributions in equal installments with each paycheck. These contributions are then credited to your account with SHPS Spending Accounts.
When you have an eligible expense, fax or mail the Flexible Spending Account Reimbursement Form along with one of the following to SHPS:
The itemized bill or receipt from your service provider or
A copy of the explanation of benefit (EOB) form from your medical or dental carrier.
Mailing instructions are on the SHPS Reimbursement claim form.
SHPS reviews your claim, and if your expenses are eligible, reimburses you from your
HCRA account. Reimbursement is made payable to you one of two ways. You could
receive reimbursement by direct deposit if you elected that payment method through the
SUPS Web Site at https://myspendingaccount.shps.com. Reimbursement could be
provided by checks that are issued weekly and are paid only to you, not to the provider of
health care services.