Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

The University offers a two- and one-half month extension for our flexible spending accounts (i.e. September 15). Deadline to submit eligible claims is December 31.

The Duquesne University Flexible Spending Accounts plan was amended to provide additional time for incurring and submitting claims for reimbursement.

This deadline to incur expenses and submit claims for the plans are extended to the following:
If you participated in the plan year July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, you can continue to incur expenses through September 15, 2022. Claims must be submitted by December 31, 2022. You will forfeit funds left in this account after the reimbursement deadline.

If you currently participate in the plan year July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, you can continue to incur expenses through September 15, 2023. Claims must be submitted by December 31, 2023. You will forfeit funds left in this account after the reimbursement deadline.

If you have any questions regarding your existing balance or account, log in to your wex online account or download the benefits mobile app. You may also contact our Participant Services team by email at customerservice@wexhealth.com or by calling 866-451-3399 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central time).

2022-2023 Flexible Spending Account Plan Information


Learn how you can use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain types of healthcare or dependent care expenses, reducing your taxable income. Monies set aside are deducted each pay period on a pre-tax basis. Expenses may be paid with your wex debit card or via electronic claim submission.

Use the calculators, list of eligible expenses and other planning tools at www.wexinc.com to learn more about these accounts. The plan year to incur expenses is extended through September 15. Deadline to submit eligible claims for reimbursement is December 31. View the Employee Resources Guide for claim filing directions and helpful tips on using the wex website.

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

  • May contribute $130 to $2,850 each year
  • Access to the total amount you contribute on July 1
  • May complete application for automatic orthodontia reimbursement
  • You are not required to participate in a University medical plan to enroll.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • The University will contribute a $500 lump sum amount if you elect a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • May contribute $130 to $5,000 each year. (Note that Duquesne's $500 contribution will count toward the maximum you can contribute)
  • Reimbursements are only up to the amount available in your account
  • May complete application for automatic reimbursement

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While the FSA debit card is a great way to pay for many eligible expenses, use of the debit card does not take away the IRS requirement of submitting documentation. Wex will contact you when manual claims substantiation is required. Failure to submit documentation within the deadline will result in the cancellation of the debit card.