RF Graduate Student Employee Benefits

The Research Foundation for SUNY (RF) offers an array of benefits to eligible employees. These benefits can add an exceptional value to your employment.

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How to Enroll in Your Benefits

Download RF SUNY Benefits Bulletin

RF SUNY Self Service

Download the Employee Self Service Guide

The RF Employee Self Service portal is where you can manage most of your employment tasks online. Start by setting up your account:

  1. Go to account set up
  2. Using the RF ID Number you were given when you were employed, create a password

The Research Foundation Employee Self Service portal offers many features:

  • Ability to quickly and accurately do tasks online, such as:
    • Enroll for benefits
    • Enter dependents and beneficiaries
    • Update your contact information
  • Easy access to your direct deposit payslips, paycheck stubs, tax forms and current benefits enrollment

Your Benefits

Medical Dental Vision Disability

Vision

Graduate student employees and fellows who are enrolled in the Graduate Student Employee Health Plan (GSEHP) will be automatically enrolled in the Graduate Student Vision Care Plan provided through Davis Vision.

Eligibility, enrollment, and continuation of vision benefits is based on enrollment in the GSEHP. The vision care program is not offered separately from the health plan. There is no waiting period for this benefit.  Coverage becomes effective on the date of hire, eligibility, or fellowship appointment, if the graduate student or fellow enrolls within 45 days. If the student or fellow does not enroll within 45 days of becoming eligible, there will be a 30 day waiting period before coverage begins.

Contact An Expert

Sean O'Brien.

Sean O'Brien

RF Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-4485

Email: sobrien2@buffalo.edu

Zachary Jenney.

Zachary Jenney

Research Foundation Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-4439

Email: zjenney@buffalo.edu