Additional Benefits for Retirees

Comprehensive Counseling, Wellness and WorkLife Benefits

Through our partnership with Carebridge, Syracuse University provides comprehensive counseling, wellness, and worklife services and resources to our retirees eligible for the Retiree Medical Benefits 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 or via email at

Group Auto and Home Insurance Program

Retirees may participate in Syracuse University’s group auto and home insurance program through Farmers Insurance Group. To request a free quote, please contact Farmers at 800.438.6388.

Syracuse University Identification Cards

As a retiree, your Syracuse University 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 Syracuse University 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 Syracuse University 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 University 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 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 and Transit Services at 315.443.4652 for further information.

Should you have any questions, please contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042.

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.