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Enrollment At A Glance

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•  The 2011 open enrollment period for the Flex Spending Account (FSA) begins September 20, 2010, and continues through midnight on November 15, 2010.

•  If you are enrolled for the 2010 plan year, you must re-enroll to continue your benefits in 2011.

•  The 2011 plan year is January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

•  Enrollment is paperless. You may apply for enrollment online or by calling toll free at 1-800-358-7202.

•  You will need to have your social security number, department ID, and negotiating unit information available to complete your 2011 enrollment application. This information can be found on your most recent paystub.

•  The online enrollment system offers many helpful features. It allows you to check the status of your submitted application(s), change your password, and update your address and email information.

•  New state employees hired on or before October 31, 2010 must enroll during the 2011 open enrollment period if they wish to participate in the Flex Spending Account for 2011.

•  New state employees hired on or after November 1, 2010 who wish to participate in the FSA for 2011 must either enroll during the 2011 open enrollment period or submit a change in status application within 60 days of the start of their employment.

•  Employees of the SUNY Research Foundation, Health Research, Inc. (HRI), and NYS Thruway Authority are not eligible to participate in the Flex Spending Account program.


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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor