2018 Open Enrollment Calendar


October 1, 2017 • Employees hired on or before October 1 must enroll during the 2018 open enrollment period

October 2 • 2018 open enrollment period begins

• Employees hired on or after October 2 who have a NYS EMPLID must enroll by November 6.

• New state employees hired during the open enrollment period who have not been assigned a NYS EMPLID may enroll by submitting a 2018 CIS application within 60 days of their hire date.

November 5
•  Last day to submit change in status applications for 2017 plan year
•  Last day to submit requests for adjustments for 2017 plan year

November 6 • 2018 open enrollment period ends at midnight
• Online application disabled at midnight
• Enrollment hotline disabled at midnight

November 7 • First day to submit new hire/change in status applications for 2018 plan year

November 20 • Confirmation notices sent to all applicants

December 4 • Deadline for WageWorks to receive written confirmation notice corrections from applicants

January 4, 2018
•  First deduction taken from Institution Payroll participants

January 10
•  First deduction taken from Administration Payroll participants

January 31
•  Deadline for correcting administrative errors resulting from open enrollment process

March 31
•  Deadline for submitting Reimbursement Request forms for 2017 plan year

Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor