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March 31 Deadline for Reimbursement Programs

March 31, 2020 is an important deadline for three reimbursement programs open to HUCTW members: (1) Healthcare Copay Reimbursement (2) Childcare & Healthcare FSA Reimbursements (3) Fitness Reimbursement. These programs assist with expenses from the 2019 calendar year. Please see more details on each program below.

2019 Healthcare Copayment Reimbursement

The HUCTW Healthcare 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 2019, 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. Please note that, if you use the first method, you may want to request the statement from your insurer at least one month in advance of the March 31, 2020 deadline. This program is only for HUCTW members. Learn more: Deadline: March 31, 2020

2019 Childcare & Healthcare FSA Reimbursement

In order to be eligible to be reimbursed for 2019 childcare or healthcare costs under the FSA program, you need to have opened a flexible spending account (FSA) during the November 2018 Open Enrollment for the 2019 calendar year. 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 2018, you have until March 31, 2020 to submit reimbursement requests for FSA-eligible purchases made between January 1, 2019 and March 15, 2020, using the FSA claim form. Learn more: Deadline: March 31, 2020.

2019 Fitness Reimbursement

If you belonged to a health club or gym for at least four months during 2019 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 (if you were enrolled in Harvard Pilgrim in 2019 have transitioned to Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2020, you should still use the Harvard Pilgrim form for your 2019 fitness reimbursement). Deadline: March 31, 2020.