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Welcome to Open Enrollment!

Do you need to make changes to your health benefits coverage? Whatever your open enrollment needs, we have it all right here. Use the links in the blue bar above to guide you to your destination. From there, you can find what you need to review your plan choices, calculate your costs, and get an application.

Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2018 will begin on October 2, 2017. Applications must be received by your employer by October 31, 2017.

Note: Retirees don’t have an open enrollment period. You can make changes at any time, as long as you’ve been with a plan for at least a year. Retirees – find information for plan year 2018.


Tax$ave (State Employees only)

The State Employees' Tax Savings Program, Tax$ave, lets you set aside before-tax dollars to pay for certain medical, dental, and dependent care costs, which helps you avoid federal taxes and save money.

Tax$ave is made up of three separate plans:

  • The Premium Option Plan (POP);
  • The Unreimbursed Medical Flexible Spending Account (Medical FSA); and
  • The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (Dependent FSA).

See our fact sheet Tax$ave, for details about eligibility and the benefits under its component plans.

Tax$ave Publications

Tax$ave Open Enrollment Newsletter

Premium Option Plan brochure

Flexible Spending Plans Flier

Flexible Spending Account New Jersey Guide

Tax$ave Enrollment

You must enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) each plan year in order to participate. WageWorks, Inc. handles the FSA plans for the NJDPB. You can enroll during open enrollment in one of these ways:

New employees must enroll within 30 days of hire date. Contact WageWorks customer service toll-free at 1-855-428-0446 or visit WageWorks online at: www.wageworks.com

Open enrollment for Tax$ave happens every October.

Declination of POP

Enrollment in the Premium Option Plan (POP) is automatic unless you submit a Declination of Premium Option Plan form.

By declining POP you choose to pay more in taxes. To decline enrollment in this tax-savings plan, use the form for State Employees or for State College Employees.

Section 125 Plans for Local Employers

The Tax$ave Program is only available to eligible State employees.

Local government and local education employers are required to offer Section 125 plans to their employees; however, local employers must have their own Section 125 programs. Local employees should contact their benefits administrator to learn about the specific plans and benefits that are available.