Human Resources: Employee Benefits

As an employer of New York State, we offer our employees a competitive and comprehensive set of benefits.  

General benefits for faculty and staff include:

  • health insurance / prescription coverage
  • dental and vision insurances
  • employee assistance program (EAP)
  • flexible spending account (FSA) - health care, dependent care & adoption advantage care for eligible bargaining units
  • retirement plans & tax deferred programs
  • access to retirement planning consultations and seminars
  • vacation, holiday and sick leave accruals
  • college savings plan
  • employee tuition assistance

It is important to realize that your benefits package is determined by the specifics of your employment relationship and eligibility requirements.  

Refer to our campus Benefits-at-a-Glance page for details.

Our New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) medical plan options are administered by the NYS Department of Civil Service Employee Benefits Division - via NYSHIP Online.

  • Due to the time sensitive nature of these benefits, newly benefits eligible employees are generally contacted by a Human Resources representative to schedule a new employee benefits orientation within two weeks of your hire date. 
  • If you have not been contacted or you have questions about your benefits eligibility, contact the Employee Benefits Office at 607-777-2042.

During your group benefits orientation, discussion will include:

  • information regarding medical, dental, vision, and other benefit programs, including enrollment deadlines
  • retirement system membership, including tax deferred options
  • paid time off accrual and paid family leave for eligible bargaining units
  • flexible spending account (FSA) eligibility
  • answers to your benefits related questions

General benefits information is available via our list of benefit topics to the right on this page.

Benefits Links