Flexible spending accounts and EAP add even more benefits

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) offers employees additional perks in the form of flexible spending accounts and an employee assistance program (EAP). The flexible spending accounts take pre-tax dollars and put them to work for you to help you pay for medical expenses and dependent care – stretching your hard-earned paycheck to cover even more. Plus, the confidential EAP counseling can help you and your family members when you really need it to help resolve challenging issues – at no charge to you.

Health care flexible spending account – Offered by Wage Works

A health care flexible spending account allows you to have dollars taken pre-tax from your paycheck to reimburse you for qualified expenses for medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision. The maximum contribution per calendar year is $2,700.

Dependent care flexible spending account – Offered by Wage Works

For this account, pre-tax dollars are taken from your paycheck to reimburse eligible dependent care expenses not claimed on your tax form. The maximum you can contribute per calendar year is $5,000. You can enroll after 30 days of continuous employment.

Employee assistance program (EAP) – Offered by UNUM Life Balance

The EAP provides resources to help you resolve personal concerns that may be affecting your health, well-being, family life or job performance. It provides 24-hour confidential assistance to you and your family members, up to three counseling sessions per eligible person per issue at no cost to you. This service is offered to all LSS employees and their family members. To speak to a counselor, call 1-800-854-1446 or for additional resources, register at

To learn more about a career at Lutheran Social Services, email us.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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