When Reimbursements Are Payable
Unlike the Health Care Spending Account, the Dependent Care Spending Account covers your eligible expenses only up to the balance credited to your account through payroll deductions at the time you request reimbursement. As your contributions are deducted from your pay throughout the year, you'll automatically be reimbursed for any outstanding expenses you've submitted, up to the year-to-date amount already contributed (minus any previous reimbursements).
Please Note: If you fail to provide substantiation when requested by Aetna/PayFlex or Cigna, you will be required to repay the amount of unsubstantiated/ineligible expenses.
Your account will only cover expenses for services that have actually been incurred, not for future expected services or expenses.