Reimbursement Accounts
"Company" Defined
Throughout this section, unless otherwise stated, reference to "Company" or "PG&E" means Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
The IRS allows you to pay for certain health care and dependent care services with before-tax dollars, which means these services can actually cost you less. You can enjoy this tax advantage by setting up "reimbursement accounts" each year.
For IRS purposes, your deposits are not technically "paid" to you before going into the accounts, so they bypass all income tax withholding. Therefore, federal income taxes, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes and most state income taxes are not withheld from any of these deposits, nor are any such taxes due when the money is used to pay for eligible expenses. You can use ConnectYourCare's HCRA and DCRA Savings calculator at to estimate your potential tax savings.
Additional Information
In addition to the information in this section, there is also important information about your benefits in other parts of this Handbook. Be sure to review the About this Handbook section, the Benefits at a -Glance section, the What If… section, and the Rules, Regulations & Administrative Information section.
Note that the Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) and the Health Savings Account (HSA) are not subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).