Citi Benefits Handbook
Dependent Day Care Spending Account (DCSA)
You can contribute between $120 and $5,000 a year on a before-tax basis to reimburse yourself for day care expenses for qualified dependents so that you (and your spouse, if you are married) can work or look for work. See "Qualifying Individuals."
You can be reimbursed for expenses incurred through the end of the plan year in which you are enrolled. You can enroll as a new employee, during the annual enrollment period or within 31 days of a qualified change in status. However, you cannot enroll in December for the current calendar year.
The amount of your payroll contributions will appear on your Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement for the year in which you were enrolled.
In accordance with IRS guidelines:
  • The Plan Administrator, in its discretion, may reduce the rate of contribution by certain participants during the year to ensure that the DCSA is not deemed to discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.
  • Eligible expenses submitted via paper claim with future dates of service will not be reimbursed prior to the last day of the billing period.
Quick tip: You cannot use the DCSA to reimburse yourself for your dependent childrens' health care expenses; use the HCSA or LPSA for that purpose.