Benefits

SU Employee Benefits

SU is a progressive, family-friendly employer, providing employees with a benefit program responsive both to the diversity of its community and to the many life changes individuals experience during their employment. SU contributes a significant amount of the cost of such benefits as health insurance, retirement plan contribution, and tuition assistance, valued at approximately 40 percent of an employee’s annual wages and resulting in a generous total compensation package.

Qualified employees are eligible for the majority of benefits immediately upon hire, and generally can enroll a legal spouse or same- or opposite-sex domestic partner and children under the age of 26(biological, stepchild, adopted child, or child in legal custody); however, eligibility rules vary by benefit plan. Please consult the full benefits eligibility policy and the specific plan document, or contact the HR Service Center with any questions about eligibility rules for yourself and your dependents.

The subsidized and employee pay-all programs listed at left are available to qualified employees.  Review the My SU Benefits reference guide for a quick summary of the programs.

The University conducts an Open Enrollment annually, when employees may change their benefits. Outside of the Open Enrollment period, no changes may be made except in the case of a qualifying family status change.

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 443-4042 or email hrservic@syr.edu.