BLACKOUT PERIOD FOR ONLINE CHANGE IN STATUS APPLICATIONS
The online application system for New Hires and Changes in Status (CIS) will be unavailable from June 17 – June 26, 2013. The purpose of this blackout period is to complete New York State’s project to convert social security numbers to Employee ID numbers, which will enhance the ongoing security of your personal identity.
During the blackout period, you may submit a CIS application by calling 1-800-358-7202 (press option 1) Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 4:45 pm, and a Customer Service Representative will take your application over the phone.
All other features of the Flex Spending Account are unaffected by the blackout period. You may still submit your claim forms as well as view your account information at myFBMC.com. The online CIS application system will become available again on June 27. We apologize for any inconvenience.
2013 Changes in Status and New Employees
The 2013 open enrollment period ended on November 30, 2012. New state employees hired on or after November 1, 2012 may enroll for the 2013 plan year by submitting a Change in Status application within 60 days of their hire dates. Employees who experience a valid change in status on or after December 1, 2012 or during the 2013 plan year may be eligible to enroll by submitting a Change in Status application within 60 days of their qualifying event. Review the 2013 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 10, 2013.
Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAAccount) Employer Contribution for 2013
At present, executive branch state agency employees who are M/C or represented by CSEA, PEF, Council 82, or NYSCOPBA, or are employed by the Legislature are eligible for the DCAAccount Employer Contribution. Employees of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Environmental Facilities Corporation are also eligible for the Employer Contribution. For Employer Contribution updates, please Click Here for 2013 Rates. Please note that GSEU-represented employees are not eligible for the Employer Contribution for the 2013 plan year.