Flexible Compensation

Pre-Tax Benefits

This program allows Gunnison County Employees to deduct their group health insurance premiums and certain other eligible medical and child-care costs from their paycheck on a pre-tax basis. Upon enrollment, you must commit to participating for the remainder of the plan year unless you have a change in family status.

  • Maximum Election in Dependent Care Spending Account = $5,000/year
  • Maximum Election in Medical Spending Account = $2,500/year

The plan year runs from January 1 to December 31 of each year. Once an election is made, expenses must be incurred during that period to be eligible for reimbursement.

  • Exception: 2013 medical spending account balances remaining at year end may be spent during a grace period that extends through March 15, 2014.
  • Exception: 2014 medical spending account balances that remain at year end may be rolled over to the following year to a maximum of $500.
  • $2,500 maximum annual election + $500 maximum rollover from 2014 = possible $3,000 account balance in 2015.

More Information

For more information and forms relating to flexible compensation, view the flex compensation section of the employee forms page.