Flexible Spending Accounts Enrollment
If you are a new hire, you will be able to elect FSA plans when you enroll in benefits through the EBS portal. You will be given 30 days to make your election.
Change Employment Status
If you have a status that makes you newly eligible to benefits, you will be able to elect FSA plans when you enroll in benefits through the EBS portal. You will be given 30 days to make your election.
If you do not enroll in a FSA plan when you are first eligible, you must wait until the next open enrollment period before you can enroll, unless you experience an event that would permit a mid-year election change.
Mid-year Election Changes
A mid-year election change may allow you to begin, stop or change the amount of your FSA plan contributions. Qualifying mid-year/life event changes are:
- Marriage or Divorce
- Birth, adoption or legal guardianship of your child
- Death of a Spouse or Dependent
- Change in your employment status
- Change in your spouse's coverage or job
- Unpaid leave of absence
- Return from an unpaid leave of absence
- Change in Day Care Provider – Dependent Care FSA only
- Change provider rates Dependent Care FSA only
If you have a qualifying life event during the plan year, please contact Human Resources at 517-353-4434 (toll-free 800-353-4434) or at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the process and the required documentation.
Continuing your FSA
Your participation in the FSA plans is voluntary. Enrollment is not automatic - you must re-enroll each year to participate, even if you wish to continue the same annual contributions from year to year.
You can continue or make changes to your FSA plans during open enrollment through the EBS portal. The dates for open enrollment vary from year to year however annual open enrollment occurs in the fall.
If you are on a leave of absence during the annual open enrollment period, you are eligible to enroll in the FSA plans within 30 days of your return from leave.
To complete enrollment go to EBS Portal.
Log in with your MSU NetID and password and complete two-factor authentication.