The Catholic University of America

Flexible Spending Accounts

If you anticipate spending more than $100 on health insurance co-payments or deductibles, or on expenses for dental, vision, or hearing services in the next year, or if you plan to have expenses related to dependent day care, you may be interested in enrolling in one of the University's Flexible Spending Accounts. Flexible Spending Accounts allow you to save money on a pre-tax basis to cover these expenses.

Funds are automatically deducted from your paycheck (on a pre-tax basis) and are held in your individual account by United Healthcare. The maximum annual contribution for the Medical Reimbursement Account is $2,550, and the maximum annual contribution for the Dependent Care Account is $5,000 per family. If you are currently enrolled in a flexible spending account, and wish to continue to participate in the next year, you must re-enroll during annual open enrollment. Your participation in this plan is not automatic and you must re-enroll each year you wish to participate.

If you enroll in a Flexible Spending Plan, consider your contributions carefully. The funds you allocate cannot be returned to you if you do not incur the expenses during the next year and you cannot "drop" or "change" this coverage during the year, except under specific circumstances for dependent care accounts.


Looking for information on your Benefits? The new CUA benefit system provides easy access to your benefits selections and additional benefits information, including various forms and applications.

All first time users will need to register. Log into the below website site and click on “Register Button” to set up your password and security questions. The Company Key is “CUA” (note: it’s case sensitive).

After you are registered, you can log into the system.

Your user name is CUA followed by your seven digit CUA’s employee ID# (i.e. CUA1234567).

Click here to log into CUA’s New Benefit System: MyCUABenefits