Syracuse University Community Invited to Help Make Holiday Season Brighter for Local Families

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The employee Holiday Sharing Program is again partnering with PEACE Inc.’s Adopt-a-Family Program and the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau to make the season brighter for local families. University departments and groups are invited to register now to participate in the program, which provides gifts, food, toys and more to families in need.

Visit the University’s Holiday Sharing website for full details on each program and to register your group or department to participate. The deadline for departments to sign up is Friday, Nov. 17. The online form to sign up for the program can be accessed here.Participation options through PEACE Inc. include purchasing gifts for an assigned family, providing a basket of household supplies or donating food. PEACE Inc. will assign families to participating departments. Individuals, departments or groups may also elect to donate food or toys to the Salvation Army. The items will be distributed at the organization’s annual Christmas Bureau event at ShoppingTown mall.

The Syracuse University Holiday Sharing program is voluntary. In 2016, 31 University departments participated in Holiday Sharing. Their efforts provided food and gifts for 28 families in the Syracuse region and an additional 10 baskets of food, toiletry items and grocery store gift cards.

Open Enrollment Ends Today—Enroll Now Through MySlice

Open Enrollment, the annual period when University faculty, staff and other eligible individuals make their benefit choices for the coming year, ends today. This is the only time of year when you may elect or change your coverage for many benefits, unless you experience a qualifying life event.

Human Resources offers a variety of resources to assist employees during Open Enrollment:

Other news and information is available on the Open Enrollment website—openenrollment.syr.edu.

Eligible employees must complete their enrollment by Nov. 10 by logging into MySlice. Computer kiosks are available in the first floor lobby of the Skytop Office Building, 640 Skytop Road, during normal business hours to provide additional computer access for online enrollment.

If you have any questions about Open Enrollment or other benefits, please contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042.

Open Enrollment Ends Tomorrow: Don’t Miss Out

Tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 10, is the last day to make your benefit selections for 2018.

This is your opportunity to:

Learn more about your benefits at openenrollment.syr.edu.

Questions?

Visit the Open Enrollment website or contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 or hrservice@syr.edu

Learn About the Valuable Benefits Available to You

Open Enrollment is a good time to learn about the total rewards for working at Syracuse University. The following benefits are available all year long at no cost to you:

Carebridge Work-Life Resource

Through our Faculty and Staff Assistance Program partner, Carebridge, counselors are available anytime for confidential consultation, assessment, and referrals at no cost to you. Some of the helpful work-life benefits include financial experts, work-life services, counseling benefits and money management specialists.

Financial Planning Services

Your benefits provide you with free financial advice from a TIAA consultant to help you plan for your future. Call 855.842.CUSE (2873) to set up an appointment for personalized investing advice. You can adjust your contributions any time of year, but it’s easy during Open Enrollment because you make the changes through MySlice.

Will Preparation Services

If you already are enrolled in or are considering supplemental life insurance through MetLife, remember that with enrollment, you can take advantage of will preparation services at no cost.

Emergency Travel Assistance

Supplemental AD&D enrollees have access to a variety of travel concierge services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year free of charge.

Questions?

Visit the Open Enrollment website or contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 or hrservice@syr.edu.

Flexible Spending Account: A Great Way to Save Money

You can save hundreds of dollars in taxes through effective use of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for health or dependent care expenses–and WageWorks makes reimbursement easy. You must sign up during Open Enrollment to elect the FSA benefit and set your 2018 contribution level.

Learn more on the Open Enrollment website: openenrollment.syr.edu. Update your benefits online by logging into MySlice through Nov. 10.

Questions?

Visit the Open Enrollment website or contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 or hrservice@syr.edu.

Open Enrollment Resources and Office Hours Continue Through Nov. 10

Open Enrollment, the annual period when University faculty, staff and other eligible individuals make their benefit choices for the coming year continues through Friday, Nov. 10. This is the only time of year when you may elect or change your coverage for many benefits, unless you experience a qualifying life event.

Nominations Sought for Advisory Work Group on Staff Climate Matters

Members of the University community are invited to nominate staff members for the Advisory Work Group on Staff Climate Matters, one of the accepted recommendations from the University’s Climate Assessment Planning Committee (CAPC). The deadline for submission is Monday, Nov. 6.

Learn About Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Open Enrollment is a great time to learn more about the strengths and capabilities of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the Syracuse University medical plan administrator effective Jan. 1, 2018. The Upstate New York-based provider offers:

  • Dedicated, local customer service team that will deliver superior member support;
  • Comprehensive health management programs that ensure exceptional patient care;
  • Largest nationwide provider network;
  • 24/7 Nurse Line provides employees with free access to trained medical professionals around the clock; and
  • Comprehensive online and mobile resources.

Learn more through a recorded webinar on the Open Enrollment website. Update your benefits online by logging into MySlice through Nov. 10.

Questions?

Visit the Open Enrollment website or contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042 or hrservice@syr.edu.

Open Enrollment Begins Today—Enroll Now Through MySlice

Open Enrollment, the annual period when University faculty, staff and other eligible individuals make their benefit choices for the coming year, begins today and continues through Friday, Nov. 10, through MySlice. This is the only time of year when you may elect or change your coverage for many benefits, unless you experience a qualifying life event.

A recorded webinarinformation sessions, benefit newsletters and other news and information are available on the Open Enrollment website—http://openenrollment.syr.edu.

Computer kiosks are available in the first floor lobby of the Skytop Office Building, 640 Skytop Road, during normal business hours to provide additional computer access for online enrollment.

If you have any questions about Open Enrollment or other benefits, please contact the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042.

Mark Your Calendar—Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 30

Open Enrollment, the annual period when University faculty, staff and other eligible individuals make their benefit choices for the coming year, begins Monday, Oct. 30, and continues through Friday, Nov. 10, through MySlice. This is the only time of year when you may elect or change your coverage for many benefits, unless you experience a qualifying life event.