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Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for 2023 health and ancillary benefits is October 11 – November 4, 2022. Learn about the benefit options offered through State of Maryland and make your elections before the end of open enrollment. 

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View or download the 2023 Health Benefits Guide [PDF].

Open Enrollment 2023

The State of Maryland provides a generous benefit package to eligible employees and retirees with a wide range of benefit options from healthcare to income protection. Here’s what’s new for 2023.

  • Online benefits enrollment is mandatory for active and contractual employees who wish to make or change benefit elections for plan year 2023.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts require an annual enrollment.
    • Healthcare FSA annual amount is unchanged – $2,850.
      • Healthcare funds may be used for employees and their eligible family members
    • Dependent Daycare FSA annual amount is unchanged – $5,000.
      • Dependent care funds may be used for daycare expenses for dependents under the age of 13
  • Access to flu shots and COVID vaccines are available at most pharmacies nationwide – $0 copay.
  • As a result of the injunction granted by the court in Fitch vs. State of Maryland, there are no changes to the prescription coverage provided to Medicare-eligible retirees in 2023.
  • REMINDER – Dependent Documentation Requirements – Newborns require a certified Birth Certificate within 60 days of birth for enrollment. See the Dependent Documentation Requirements [PDF] for more information.

Go to the State of Maryland’s enrollment website to make your benefit elections.   

ServicePhoneEmail / Website
Employee Benefits Division410-767-4775 or
1-800-307-8283
Employee Benefits Division email
or Maryland Benefits website
State Retirement Pension System410-625-5555 or
1-800-492-5909
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System website
Social Security Administration1-800-772-1213Social Security website
Medicare1-800-MedicareThe Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare website
SPS Help Desk*410-767-4112*MDOT, Judiciary, General Assembly, University and DHS employees contact their agency help desk for login assistance.
Instructions (Job Aids) for SPS Benefits System410-767-4775Department of Budget and Management Statewide Personnel System website