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File #: CM 21-019   
Type: Committee Memo Status: Approved for Consent
File created: 1/7/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan Change Recommendations in Response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Recommended Changes to the FSA Plan
TO: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Human Resources
Cathryn Laird
425-556-2125

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Human Resources
Nicole Bruce
Sr. Human Resources Analyst/ Benefits Plan Administrator


TITLE:
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan Change Recommendations in Response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act

OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Human Resources is recommending changes in Attachment A to the Flexible Spending Account Plan that are made allowable under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA); and authorize and direct the Mayor to implement these changes including the execution of any contracts and agreements to do so.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
The FSA Plan Document will need to be amended.
* Required:
The City of Redmond Personnel Manual, Section 1.40, requires Council approval of changes in the medical plan that increase benefits to employees.
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
The third-party administrator (Navia) is requiring notification of our decision on what provisions we wish to implement by January 20, 2021.


OUTCOMES:
The President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) on December 27, 2020, which contains several FSA-related relief provisions for participants. The provisions are intended to help employees access unused FSA balances to health care and/or day care FSA from 2020 and 2021, and who were unable to utilize eligible services or care during the COVID outbreak. While the relief provisions listed on Attachment A are optional, Navia is recommending that employers adopt these provisions to provide maximum relief to FSA plan participants. Human Resources agrees with Navia's recommendations.


COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

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