Enrollment in these accounts will be possible only during the flexible spending open enrollment period which is normally late November to early December each year.  New hires may participate upon hire, however, a decision must be made and forms returned to Human Resources within 30 days of hire.  Only expenses you incur on or after the first day of the plan year, i.e., January 1 (or your participation in this plan, if later) will be eligible for reimbursement.