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Enrollment At A Glance

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•  The 2015 open enrollment period for the Flex Spending Account (FSA) begins October 6, 2014, and continues through midnight on November 7, 2014.

•  If you are enrolled for the 2014 plan year, you must re-enroll to continue your benefits in 2015.

•  The 2015 plan year is January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

•  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 NYS EMPLID number, department ID, and negotiating unit information available to complete your 2015 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 5, 2014 must enroll during the 2015 open enrollment period if they wish to participate in the Flex Spending Account for 2015.

•  New state employees who are hired during the open enrollment period must enroll by submitting an open enrollment application by November 7, 2014.

•  New state employees who are unable to enroll by the November 7 deadline because they have not been assigned a NYS EMPLID may enroll for the 2015 plan year by submitting a 2015 change in status (CIS) application within 60 days of their hire date.

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

•  The DCAAccount Employer Contribution will continue in 2015 for unions that participate in the program and have ratified contracts with the State. Executive Branch state agency employees who are M/C or represented by CSEA, PEF, UUP, Council 82, DC-37, GSEU, or NYSCOPBA or are employed by the Legislature are eligible for the DCAAccount Employer Contribution. Employees of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Environmental Facilities Corporation are also eligible for the Employer Contribution. Pending conclusion of collective bargaining and ratified contracts, the Employer Contribution may also be available to state employees in other negotiating units, but will not be applied retroactively to the beginning of the plan year.


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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor