Benefits

5/10/17
The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) has introduced Retirement Online, a new website that members can use to access and manage their retirement information online.
4/28/17
The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) will hold their Annual Meeting of Delegates November 5-6, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, NY. As a participating institution, UB is eligible to elect one delegate to attend this meeting.
4/11/17
State employees (excluding GSEU employees) should submit all overdue time sheets and semi-annual attendance and leave reports by May 15, 2017 to prevent withholding of paychecks.
3/20/17
The Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) offically closed state offices, including UB, on March 14, 2017 due to inclement weather. Learn how to charge your leave accruals.
3/16/17
UB Human Resources will host a Retirement Education Fair for employees on Thursday, March 30 at the Center for Tomorrow (CFT) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 
2/17/17
On January 24, 2017, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees voted to terminate MetLife as an approved carrier for both the SUNY Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and SUNY’s 403(b) Program. MetLife will no longer be an approved SUNY retirement vendor beginning May 1, 2017.
12/5/16
Create, change or cancel your payroll contributions for your voluntary retirement 403(b) savings plan by 12/20/16 to be in effect starting the first check in 2017. SUNY has announced that the 2017 maximum pretax contributions are the same as 2016.
11/16/16
Insurance carriers announce changes for 2017. State employees can make allowed changes to health insurance through 12/16/16.  
12/1/17
Create, change or cancel your payroll contributions for your voluntary retirement savings plan(s) for 2018. The IRS has announced that the maximum calendar year contribution limits have increased for 2018.
11/15/17
Health insurance carriers announce changes for 2018. State employees can make allowed changes to health insurance through 12/15/17.  
11/7/17
Eligible Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) employees can apply now for professional development funds for activity between July 2, 2016 and July 1, 2017 and for activity between July 2, 2017 and July 1, 2018.
11/1/17
Each November, enrollees in the NYS Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) may elect to participate or not participate in the Pre-Tax Contribution Program (PTCP) for the upcoming plan year. During November, current PTCP enrollees may also make changes to their coverage which impact the NYSHIP deduction for the upcoming plan year, without a qualifying event.