Contact Information

Jessica Durso - Benefits Manager
Office: Whitman Hall, Room 277
Phone: (631) 420-2663



The Human Resources Department assists faculty and staff in understanding their benefit programs.  We work closely with the Department of Civil Service, Division of Employee Benefits, SUNY System Administration, and the various carriers to ensure that the programs work smoothly and employees receive their maximum entitlement. The links on this page include information on available health and retirement plans as well as additional benefits for SUNY employees.

 2017 New York State Flex Spending Account Open Enrollment begins October 3, 2016 and ends November 7, 2016

The NYS Flex Spending Account assists state employees in saving money to pay for necessary health or dependent care expenses because money set aside in these accounts are not subject to federal, state, and social security taxes. There are two different accounts:

  • The Health Care Spending Account (HCSAccount) currently lets you set aside any amount from $100 up to $2,550 for the 2017 tax year to pay for health care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance or other benefit plan. However, only medically necessary medical, hospital, dental, vision, hearing, and prescription drug expenses for you, your spouse, and your eligible dependents can be reimbursed by your HCSAccount. The maximum contribution may be subject to change annually since it is indexed to inflation.
  • The Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAAccount) allows your family to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax salary for eligible custodial child care, elder care, or disabled dependent care expenses that are necessary for you and your spouse if you are married, to work. Please Note: The Employer Contribution for this account has been reinstated for the 2017 plan year. Additional information can be found here.

To enroll for the 2017 plan year, or to get additional information please visit or call 1-800-358-7202.

SUNY Benefits 
This site includes many forms, detailed information about the various benefit programs, and links to additional resources.


Health Insurance Enrollment Information


Benefit Summaries

Click on the links below for summaries of the benefits available to SUNY employees within each union-represented group:


Workers' Compensation


Retirement Plan Options - Eligibility based on Job Title and Negotiating Unit


Voluntary Savings Plans


Health Plan Websites


Other Benefit Programs & Helpful Websites