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Open Enrollment Benefit Processing Dates for 2021

Posted Date: 10/13/2020

Voluntary products for the 2021 plan year should be created with the payroll period (PP) start date of 12/27/2020. This is the first payroll period in the new calendar year. 

Reminder: Pay Period 01/2021 (12/13/2020 - 12/26/2020) has changed to Pay Period 27/2020 (12/27/20 – 01/09/21). 

Use Transaction Code PA30, Maintain HR Master Data, Infotype 0377 (Miscellaneous Plans) to create employee records for voluntary products (semi-monthly) plans.

For all employees hired after 01/01/2021 who enroll in a voluntary product of the new plan year, master data should be created with the ‘pay period begin date’ of the period for which the first deduction should begin.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

FSAs for the 2021 plan year must have a begin date of 01/01/2021.

For all employees hired after 01/01/2021 who are eligible for participation in a FSA for the new plan year, master data should be created with the ‘pay date’ of the period for which the first deduction should begin.

Employees currently enrolled in a FSA will have to be re-enrolled for plan year 2021 to continue the benefit.

The AASIS Service Center will end all current FSA records with an end date of 12/31/9999 on October 28, 2020 with an effective date of 12/31/2020, which is the pay date for PP/27.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

New HSAs for the 2021 plan year must have a begin date of 12/27/2020.

The AASIS Service Center will end all current HSA records with the end date of 12/12/2020 and will add new records with the start date of 12/27/2020. These actions are being taken to ensure continuity of coverage for current plans because of the extra pay period in calendar year 2020.

Any new HSA enrollments and/or changes during Open Enrollment will be keyed by the appropriate agency HR representative.

Open Enrollment AASIS Data Entry

Agency Human Resource representatives will be able to start keying Open Enrollment changes on November 4, 2020. Any Open Enrollment changes keyed in AASIS prior to this date will be removed.

For additional questions concerning Open Enrollment or Benefits, please contact the Employee Benefits Division (EBD).