Important Benefits Information and Deadlines

Don’t forget about important information and benefits application deadlines for faculty and staff:

Child Care Subsidy

The child care subsidy—$1,000 per child younger than age 6, up to a maximum of $2,000 per year—is available to eligible faculty and staff with gross household incomes of $100,000 or less. Applications [PDF] are due to Human Resources by Friday, Dec. 8.

Reduced Medical Contributions

Depending on an employee’s household size and income, reduced medical contributions are available through Schedule B. Learn more online and apply by Friday, Dec. 8.

Supplemental Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability

If you chose to enroll or increase your supplemental life insurance, please remember to complete your statement of health. If you chose to enroll in long-term disability insurance, please remember to complete your medical history statement.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

As a reminder, Excellus BCBS will be the University’s medical plan administrator effective Jan. 1, 2018. If you elected to enroll in the University’s medical plan effective Jan. 1, you will receive a welcome packet at the permanent address you have on file with the University as recorded in MySlice. This welcome packet will include two member ID cards with your name on both.

In addition, each dependent who is over the age of 18 and is enrolled under your plan will also receive a welcome packet with two member ID cards at their home address as recorded in MySlice. If you cover any dependents under the age of 18, please provide your ID card to their provider when they seek services. If you have not received your cards by Dec. 15, please contact Excellus BCBS at 800.493.0318 (TTY/TTD: 800.662.1220) to request a new card. Please refer to the comprehensive set of FAQs for additional information regarding the transition to Excellus BCBS and 2018 benefits.


Please visit the benefits website or contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 or