Enrollment At A Glance

spacer Important Open Enrollment Information

•  The 2020 open enrollment period for the Flex Spending Account (FSA) begins October 7, 2019, and continues through 10:00 p.m. on November 8, 2019.

•  If you are enrolled for the 2019 plan year, you must re-enroll to continue your benefits in 2020.

•  The 2020 plan year is January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

•  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 2020 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 who are unable to enroll by the November 8 deadline because they have not been assigned a NYS EMPLID may enroll for the 2020 plan year by submitting a 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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