Sustainable Benefit Changes Timeline
July 1, 2010 - Retirement Plan Changes
The University's contribution to an eligible participant's retirement plan will be 10 percent of eligible earnings. Employees who wish to increase their voluntary contributions (subject to plan limits) may do so at any time by contacting Human Resources.
Fall 2010 - Remitted Tuition Benefit Changes
November 2010 - Open Enrollment for calendar year 2011 benefits
PLEASE NOTE: Employees wishing to change their benefits, including adding a qualified opposite-sex domestic partner, for calendar year 2011 must do so during the November open enrollment period.
January 1, 2011 - Health Care and Retirement Plan Changes
2011 Health Care Changes
Tuition waiver for Dependent Tuition Benefits changes to 90% for those employees who earn $150,000 or more. Employees who earn less than $150,000 will continue to receive a 100% tuition waiver for their dependents subject to the terms of the policy. Employees with salaries of $150,000 or more whose dependents are matriculated and using the dependent tuition benefit at SU prior to Fall 2011 will continue to receive full tuition waiver subject to the terms of the policy.*
Fall 2014 - Further SU Dependent Tuition Benefit Changes
Employees whose eligible dependents are matriculated and using the dependent tuition benefit at SU prior to the Fall 2014 semester (or the Fall 2011 semester if the employee's salary is more than $150,000) will continue to receive full tuition waiver as long as they satisfy the applicable requirements of the University's Dependent Tuition Benefits Policy.*
* The salary thresholds for dependent tuition benefits are measured as of FY 2011
The web pages summarize your Syracuse University benefit options. Every effort has been made to ensure this information is accurate. However, the benefits are governed by legal documents (which, in certain circumstances, may include insurance contracts). If there is any difference between the information on these web pages and the official documents, the official documents will control.
Eligible employees electing to participate in SU benefit plans, programs or policies are bound by the terms of the governing plan, program and policy documents. If you have any questions regarding the plans, programs or policies, you may request a copy of the governing document by contacting the HR Service Center at the number indicated at the end of this page.
As is the case with all benefits offered by SU, (1) the SU administrator of the applicable benefit plan, program or policy has the discretionary authority to interpret the terms of that plan, program or policy, and such interpretation will be binding on all interested parties to the fullest extent permitted by law, and (2) the University reserves the right to modify or terminate its benefit plans, programs and/or policies from time to time.