MMC Benefits Handbook
Impact on Benefits
Can I change my Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account election due to a change to my current dependent care provider or a significant cost increase charged by my current dependent care provider?
Yes. You can change the amount you contribute if your dependent care provider (e.g., child's day-care provider) or eligible expense changes during the year; however, a change to your dependent care provider or eligible expense is not a qualified family status change and you are not permitted to make other changes to your benefits. All changes must be made within 30 calendar days following the change in your child care/elder care provider or cost of coverage.
Mid-year increases in your annual contribution amount must be due to, and consistent with the change and then only used for eligible dependent care expenses incurred on or after the effective date of the change. You may not increase your annual contribution amount to request reimbursement for expenses that were incurred prior to the effective date of the change.