University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Flexible Spending Accounts - Enrollment

You may enroll in the Health Care and/or Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts:

As a new employee: You may enroll within the first 30 days of your employment start date online at Employee Self-Service. Your effective date is the first day of the first full pay period following your first 30 days of employment or the pay period following your enrollment date, if later. If you choose not to enroll at this time, you may enroll during the next open enrollment period or when you have a qualifying status change. 

During open enrollment: You may enroll online at Employee Self-Service during the open enrollment period each fall. Your enrollment is effective January 1 of the following year. To continue participation, you must re-enroll each fall during open enrollment.

If you have a qualifying status change: See Making Changes to Your Health Care Account or Making Changes to Your Dependent Daycare Account