Pre-tax Health and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
A. Claims Filing Deadline
This is a reminder that claims for eligible expenses incurred between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 1999 must be submitted to Eastern Benefit Systems, Inc. (EBS), Penn's spending account administrator, no later than September 30, 1999. EBS's telephone number is 1-888-PENNFLX (215-736-6359).
B. Additional Reimbursable Expenses
A recent ruling of the Internal Revenue Service permits reimbursement of the following expenses: the cost of smoking-cessation programs and the cost of drugs to treat nicotine withdrawal, if covered by a prescription.
--Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 2, September 7, 1999