How To Enroll
You will need to have your NYS EMPLID, department ID, and negotiating unit information available to complete your enrollment application. This information can be found on your most recent paystub.
Use the worksheets to help you estimate your expenses for the plan year. Based on your estimate, decide how much of your salary you want to set aside in your accounts. The amount you choose is taken out of your paycheck through automatic payroll deductions. The number of payroll deductions will be determined based on the number of paychecks you expect to receive during the plan year and will be made before your state, federal, and social security and city income (if applicable) taxes are calculated. If you expect to be on the state payroll for the entire year, deductions will be taken from a maximum of 24 paychecks.
You can apply online or by telephone at 1-800-358-7202. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
After your application is processed, you will receive a letter from the FSA administrator confirming your annual elections.
Your FSA enrollment lasts for only one year. Re-enrollment is not automatic.
IRS regulations do not allow exceptions if you miss the open enrollment deadline, regardless of your reason. Enroll early to avoid long hold times or other issues that may occur during the last few days of the open enrollment period that could cause you to miss the deadline.