Enrollment At A Glance

spacer Important Open Enrollment Information

•  The 2017 open enrollment period for the Flex Spending Account (FSA) begins October 3, 2016, and continues through midnight on November 7, 2016.

•  If you are enrolled for the 2016 plan year, you must re-enroll to continue your benefits in 2017.

•  The 2017 plan year is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

•  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, department ID, and negotiating unit information available to complete your 2017 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 2, 2016 must enroll during the 2017 open enrollment period if they wish to participate in the Flex Spending Account for 2017.

•  New state employees who are hired during the open enrollment period must enroll by submitting an open enrollment application by November 7, 2016.

•  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 2017 plan year by submitting a 2017 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 end at the conclusion of the 2016 plan year due to the expiration of the collective bargaining agreements. Future availability of the Employer Contribution depends on the outcome of negotiations between the State and the unions.


Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor