Flexible Spending Account

Flexible Spending Account

The University of Dallas sponsors a flexible benefits plan that allows employees to reduce their payroll taxes and increase their take-home pay. With this plan employees can reduce their pay before the application of federal, state and social security taxes and can receive tax-free reimbursements for eligible expenses. There are two options available to employees: a health care flexible spending account and a dependent care flexible spending account.

The FSA accounts are in effect for one calendar year and must be elected annually. 2015 contribution limits are $2,550 for the health care flexible spending account and $5,000 for the dependent care flexible spending account. Claims for reimbursement must be made by March 31st of the year following the claim year. Claims for reimbursement may only be made for eligible expenses falling in that benefit year.

*New: Employees can rollover up to $500 of their remaining balance to the following year beginning in 2014 (maximums still apply).

For more information on flexible spending accounts please click here: FSA Info Sheet, FSA Guide.

For information on IRS defined eligible expenses please click here: IRS Publication 502.

Managing your FSA Account

Filing a Claim, Checking your Account Balance

For information on your account balance, status of claims or any other questions you might have in reference to your account/s, please contact Discovery Benefits at:  866-451-3399 or sign into your account at https://dbi.navigatorsuite.com/ .

The claim form with the supporting documentation should be faxed to:  866-451-3245.

Discovery Benefits is the administrator of University of Dallas sponsored flexible spending accounts. They are responsible for receiving and processing FSA claims for reimbursement.   There are a number of ways to contact them for information, forms and filing claims for reimbursement. Discovery Benefits can be reached at (866) 451-3399 (option 1, option 1) or by email to customerservice@discoverybenefits.com.  

Employees are encouraged to set up their own access to the Discovery Benefits website in order to manage their accounts directly.  Upon receiving the benefits debit card employees can set their access up.  Please link here to the Discovery Benefits login page: dbi.navigatorsuite.com/Login.aspx.

Benefits Debit Card, Records Retention and Requests for Substantiation Documentation

Please note that all UD participants are automatically issued one benefits debit card per family upon enrollment.
For more information on the benefits debit card click here: Benefits Debit Card.  Use of the debit card is governed by IRS regulation.

Please note that it is the participant's responsibility to maintain records/receipts for all purchases and claims for reimbursement.  Participants may be asked to submit additional documentation to substantiate claims for reimbursement.

Please visit the Human Resources Forms page for claim forms, enrollment forms, direct deposit forms, substantiation forms and more.


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