Faculty and Staff Get State Health and Retirement Information Online

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Published July 11, 2017

State employees enrolled in health insurance and retirement benefits programs have the opportunity to view and manage their benefits online.

By establishing online accounts, employees can conveniently and securely review benefits and conduct transactions in real time. In many cases, employees will be able to find information and make changes online instead of having to submit forms or make a phone call.  

Health Insurance Plans

NYSHIP State Health Insurance


For State employees who are eligible for health insurance.

What You Can Do

  • View a summary of your benefits
  • Update your address with NYSHIP and NYSHIP insurance carriers
  • Order ID cards for yourself and covered family members when enrolled in the Empire Plan
  • Submit requests to enroll in a NYSHIP plan
  • Submit an Option Transfer request to change your medical plan during the Option Transfer Period (and avoid having to submit paperwork to Human Resources)
  • Review a benefit plan comparison, eligibility rules, documentation requirements and waiting periods

How to Enroll

  • Visit the MyNYHIP login page to register
  • Once you have established your account, you can request an activation code that will be mailed to you. The activation code will allow you to make changes during the option transfer period.

State Retirement Plans

New York State & Local Retirement System (NYSLRS)

Retirement Online

For members of NYSLRS including the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) and the Police & Fire Retirement System (PFRS).

What You Can Do

  • View your benefits information
  • Update your contact information
  • View or update your beneficiaries
  • Apply for a loan
  • View current loan and service credit purchase balances

How to Enroll

Teachers’ Retirement System


For faculty members participating in the Teachers’ Retirement System.

What You Can Do

  • Manage your contact information
  • Calculate pension and loan estimates
  • See salary, service contribution, benefit payment and beneficiary information
  • Submit a prior service claim and track its processing
  • Apply for a loan
  • Review electronic versions of publications
  • Review and print tax documents
  • Track the processing of your retirement application
  • Schedule appointments with NYSTRS

How to Enroll

Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and SUNY 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plans

For ORP or 403(b) participants to establish an online account with the vendor with which they participate.

What You Can Do

  • Manage your contact information
  • View account information
  • Manage investments
  • Update beneficiary information

How to Enroll

NYS Deferred Compensation Plan 457(b)

For employees participating in the voluntary NYS Deferred Compensation Plan 457(b).

What You Can Do

  • Manage your contact information
  • View account and beneficiary information
  • Change your paycheck deduction
  • Manage investments
  • Get a quote for a loan
  • Use interactive retirement planning tools

How to Enroll

If you are not sure which plans apply to you, visit the My Benefits page on the HR website to learn more.

Contact For Questions

Lissa Jasinowski

Lissa Jasinowski

Retirement Administrator

State Benefit Services

Phone: (716) 645-4488

Email: lmt22@buffalo.edu