Important Messages
2018 Open Enrollment Now Through November 6, 2017
19 Days Remaining


If you've been thinking about enrolling in the NYS Flex Spending Account to save on your eligible dependent care and unreimbursed health care expenses, NOW is the time to do something about it. The paperless enrollment process is quick and easy. Make sure you have your most recent pay stub available since you will need your NYS EMPLID, Department ID and Negotiating Unit code to apply. You have until midnight on November 6, 2017 to apply for enrollment for 2018.

If you need assistance with the enrollment process, please call Customer Service at 1-800-358-7202 (press 1). Representatives are available from 7 am to 10 pm daily, and will be available until midnight on November 6, 2017.



Employer Contribution Information for the 2018 Plan Year

The DCAAccount Employer Contribution will continue in 2018 for unions that participate in the program and have ratified contracts with the State. At present, Executive Branch state agency employees who are M/C, or represented by CSEA, PEF or GSEU, or employed by the Legislature are eligible for the DCAAccount Employer Contribution. Employees of Roswell Park Cancer Institute who are M/C or represented by CSEA or PEF are also eligible for the Employer Contribution, as well as employees of ERDA and EFC.

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 check back here.



The Employer Contribution is Now Available for the 2017 Plan Year

The Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAAccount) Employer Contribution is available for the 2017 plan year. Executive Branch state agency employees who are M/C or represented by CSEA, PEF, UUP, Council 82, DC-37, GSEU, NYSCOPBA, or are employed by the Legislature are eligible for the DCAAccount Employer Contribution. Employees of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, ERDA, and EFC are also eligible for the Employer Contribution. Click Here for Employer Contribution Rates.


2017 Changes in Status and New Employees

The 2017 open enrollment period ended on November 7, 2016. New state employees hired on or after October 3, 2016 who were unable to enroll by the November 7 deadline because they had not been assigned a NYS EMPLID may enroll for the 2017 plan year by submitting a Change in Status application within 60 days of their hire date. Current employees who experience a valid change in status on or after November 8, 2016 or during the 2017 plan year may be eligible to enroll by submitting a Change in Status application within 60 days of their qualifying event. Review the 2017 Change in Status information to determine if your situation qualifies you to enroll during the plan year. Change in Status requests will be accepted until November 5, 2017.



 
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor