Benefits

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.  
11/2/16
Eligible state employees can enroll in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2017 to exchange accrued vacation and/or personal leave for credit toward their share of NY State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) premiums.
10/28/16
Regular employees in The Research Foundation (RF) can make changes to their benefits during the open enrollment period November 1 through November 30, 2016.
10/28/16
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.
10/26/16
State employees can enroll in a 2017 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) from Monday, October 3, 2016 through midnight, Monday, November 7, 2016.
10/10/17
On November 3, 2017, individuals enrolled in the SUNY 403(b) Voluntary Savings Program and Optional Retirement Program (ORP) will now be able to manage their plans online through a new program called Retirement@Work.
10/4/17
Eligible state employees can enroll in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2018 to exchange accrued vacation and/or personal leave for credit toward their share of NY State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) premiums.
10/2/17
State employees can enroll in a 2018 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) from Monday, October 2, 2017 through midnight, Monday, November 6, 2017.
7/11/17
State employees enrolled in health insurance and retirement benefits programs have the opportunity to view and manage their benefits online.