Balancing Your Life Events

Your life experience is going to change, and you need resources and flexibility to support you through your changing circumstances. Gaining or losing a spouse, having children, changing jobs – these and other life events may affect your employee benefits or tax status, so it’s important to know when to take action.

These pages provide information about the choices and responsibilities you have when you navigate through life’s transitions at home and at work. In most cases, these major life events affect your SU benefits or give you a chance to make a mid-year change to your enrollment.

Please contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 if your situation is not listed or to discuss whether your change in circumstances affects your benefits or your ability to work your regular schedule.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this website is accurate. However, benefits are governed by legal documents (which, in certain circumstances, may include insurance contracts). If there is any difference between the information in this website and the official documents, the official documents will control. As is the case with all of Syracuse University’s employee benefit plans, the University reserves the right to modify or terminate these benefits at any time.