Citi Benefits Handbook
Health Care Spending Account (HCSA)
You can contribute between $120 and $3,050 per year on a before-tax basis to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses. Contributions are deducted each pay period before federal and, in most locations, state and local taxes are withheld.
The $3,050 limit applies to each employee electing to participate in the HCSA. If you and your spouse/partner are both Citi employees, you can each contribute up to $3,050 to your own HCSA.
You must actively elect to participate in the HCSA during each Annual Enrollment or within 31 days of a qualified change in status during the 2023 plan year. You may enroll in the HCSA if you are not enrolled in the High Deductible Plan with HSA.
If you enroll in the High Deductible Plan with HSA, you cannot enroll in the HCSA. However, if you enrolled in the HCSA prior to a qualified change in status, then you are permitted to retain the HCSA, even if you elect a High Deductible Plan with HSA due to a qualified change in status. However, having enrolled in the HCSA precludes you from being eligible to establish or contribute to an HSA and/or enroll in the LPSA for the remainder of the plan year.
You can be reimbursed for expenses incurred only during the time you are enrolled. Generally, you can enroll as a new employee, during the Annual Enrollment period, or within 31 days of a qualified change in status.
HCSA claims, including any pertinent supporting documentation to establish that a claim is eligible to be reimbursed, must be filed and resolved by June 30 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the expense was incurred. Generally, you may change or stop your contributions as a result of a qualified change in status.
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 may reduce the rate of contribution by certain participants to ensure that the HCSA is not deemed to discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.
If you are a reservist called to active military duty for more than 179 days, you are entitled to receive a taxable distribution of your HCSA balance (contributions less the amount reimbursed) if you request a distribution by the last day of the calendar year in which you made the contributions.