Enrollment At A Glance

spacer Important Open Enrollment Information

•  The 2018 open enrollment period for the Flex Spending Account (FSA) begins October 2, 2017, and continues through midnight on November 6, 2017.

•  If you are enrolled for the 2017 plan year, you must re-enroll to continue your benefits in 2018.

•  The 2018 plan year is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

•  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 2018 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 1, 2017 must enroll during the 2018 open enrollment period if they wish to participate in the Flex Spending Account for 2018.

•  New state employees who are hired during the open enrollment period must enroll by submitting an open enrollment application by November 6, 2017.

•  New state employees who are unable to enroll by the November 6 deadline because they have not been assigned a NYS EMPLID may enroll for the 2018 plan year by submitting a 2018 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 2018 for unions that participate in the program and have ratified contracts with the State. See the DCAAccount section for more information about who is eligible for the Employer Contribution.

•  The Employer Contribution may be available to state employees in other bargaining units for the 2018 plan year pending conclusion of negotiations and ratified contracts, but will not be applied retroactively to the beginning of the plan year. Based on salary, the Employer Contribution will provide up to $800 for eligible employees who enroll in the DCAAccount. For Employer Contribution updates please visit the FSA website or call 1-800-358-7202.


Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor