Additional Benefits for Retirees

Comprehensive Counseling, Wellness and Work-Life Benefits

Through our partnership with Carebridge, Syracuse University provides comprehensive counseling, wellness, and work-life services and resources to our retirees eligible for the Retiree Medical Plan, as well as their dependents. Licensed, credentialed counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They provide independent, confidential counseling, information, and referrals to local, in-network clinicians. Phone and face-to-face counseling are both available. Individuals in need of assistance are encouraged to contact Carebridge by phone at 800.437.0911. You may also contact Carebridge via email at clientservice@carebridge.com, and visit the Carebridge member website at myliferesource.com. Syracuse University’s access code is: WY6CE. Additional information regarding our partnership with Carebridge is available online at wellness.syr.edu.

Group Home and Auto Insurance Program

Retirees may participate in SU’s group home and auto insurance program through MetLife. To request a free quote, please contact Syracuse University’s dedicated local MetLife representative, Tom Swanson, at 315.656.2982.

SU Identification Cards

As a retiree, your SU I.D. card gives you access to the University library (library checkout privileges and remote access privileges are available to those with emeritus status), recreation facilities, Kimmel computer lab, and the campus bus service. Your SU I.D. card also enables you to obtain a discount on purchases at the Syracuse University Bookstore, and a discount on season tickets for athletic events. Retirees who wish to use the Kimmel computer lab must have an active NetID and Password. Please visit the ITS webpage for further details. In addition, a retiree’s spouse/domestic partner and dependents may also apply for an I.D. card, for which a small processing fee will apply.

If your current SU I.D. card was issued prior to fall 1990, you are encouraged to obtain a new encoded I.D. card free of charge. For a replacement, please visit the ID Card Service Center located in Steele Hall, room 206.

Exchange Email Accounts

Review information from ITS regarding what happens to your Exchange email account when you retire or resign.

Emeritus faculty library access and privileges

Emeritus faculty may obtain library checkout privileges, remote access privileges, and library access privileges by submitting a request to circhelp@syr.edu. Upon verification, access will be provided. Emeritus faculty are encouraged to use their University NetID and University email account to access services.

Emeritus Parking

Emeriti faculty are eligible for an emeritus parking pass, which permits parking in any campus lot (except gated lots) on a space-available basis for an annual fee. Contact Parking Services at 315.443.4652 for further information.

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 or e-mail hrservice@syr.edu.


The benefits listed above apply as indicated to retired and emeritus faculty and retired staff members of Syracuse University. All benefits programs are subject to change. If any discrepancies exist between program-related communications and the Plan Document, the terms and conditions detailed in the Plan Document will control.