Flexible Spending Accounts Program

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) offers the Flexible Spending Accounts Program consisting of: The Medical Care Assistants Plan (MCAP) and Dependent Care Assistants Plan (DCAP). Funds are set aside from your salary before taxes are deducted, allowing you to pay for the following expenses:

  1. DCAP covers eligible dependent care expenses to ensure your dependent (child or elder) are taken care of while you and your spouse (if married) are working.
  2. MCAP pays for your eligible medical expenses not covered by your insurance or any other plan. Minimum Deposit: $20 monthly ($240 annually) Maximum Deposit: $416.66 monthly ($4,999.92).

$555.54 per month for university employees paid over a 9 month period.