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Important March 31 Deadline Approaching

March 31 is an important deadline for four Harvard reimbursement programs that you may not know about. Please see details below:

2016 Healthcare Copayment Reimbursement Program, Deadline: March 31
The HUCTW Copayment Reimbursement Program helps HUCTW members with their annual medical copayment costs if they reach above certain amounts. If you or your family members spent a significant amount on copayments or prescriptions in  calendar year 2016, you may be eligible for reimbursement under this program. You can apply by filling out the copayment reimbursement form and either (1) submitting an Activity Statement from your insurer or (2) submitting receipts as proof of payment. This program is only for HUCTW members. Learn more:

2016 Flexible Spending Account Program, Deadline: March 31
In order to be eligible to be reimbursed for 2016 costs under this program, you need to have opened a flexible spending account (FSA) during the November 2015 Open Enrollment. The FSA program allows staff to set aside money from their paychecks pre-tax in order to pay for healthcare expenses or childcare/dependent care expenses. If you enrolled in an FSA for 2016, you have until March 31, 2017 to submit reimbursement requests for FSA-eligible purchases made between January 1, 2016 and March 15, 2017, using the FSA claim form. Learn more:

2016 Fitness Reimbursement Program, Deadline: March 31
If you belonged to a health club or gym for at least four months during 2016 and are enrolled in either HUGHP or Harvard Pilgrim, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement of your health club membership fees. Both HUGHP and Harvard Pilgrim offer a Fitness Reimbursement Program that will reimburse you for up to $150 in membership fees for qualifying health clubs and gyms. You can apply by submitting your insurer’s Fitness Reimbursement Form. Learn more about each insurer’s program: (1) HUGHP Fitness Reimbursement Program  and  (2) Harvard Pilgrim Fitness Reimbursement Program

2016 Bike Commuter Benefit, Deadline: March 31
Eligible bicycle commuters can receive tax-free reimbursement of up to $20/month at a maximum of $240/year for the costs associated with bicycle purchase, improvement, safety, repair, and storage in 2016 under this program run by CommuterChoice. Please note that you can only be reimbursed for months during which you do not receive a subsidized MBTA pass or University annual parking pass. You can apply by submitting a Bicycle Expense Claim Form, along with photocopied receipts for your 2016 expenses. Learn more: