Farmingdale State College Retirement Information
SUNY Retirement Programs
The information provided below will assist you with retirement plan options available to Farmingdale State College employees. For new employees, your selection of a retirement system is an important decision, so please review your options very carefully. Once your election is made, you will generally not be allowed to change retirement systems; unless you have a change in your employment title making you eligible for a different retirement system for the first time and you opt to change to that system within 30 days of your eligible appointment.
Retirement Plans Overview & Eligibility
RETIREMENT PLANS COMPARISON VIDEO -- WATCH ME!
It is important to note that membership in a retirement system may not otherwise be changed or withdrawn during your current or any subsequent employment with any SUNY or community college campus.
- Retirement Plan Options & Eligibility
- Retirement Program Brochure for New Faculty and Staff
- Retirement Comparison Chart
- Retirement Election & Overview
SUNY Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) Information
- SUNY Optional Retirement Program (SUNY ORP) Summary Plan Description
- SUNY ORP - Choosing Your Investments
SUNY ORP Investment Providers:
- VOYA: Steve Coles, CEBS®, CLU®, CFS® - 631-755-0826/ Stephan.Coles@Voyafa.com
- AIG: Tom Lynch - 917-628-0014/ firstname.lastname@example.org
- FIDELITY: Cara Every - 845-490-4007/ email@example.com
- TIAA: David Flynn - 866-842-2053/ DaveFlynn@tiaa.org
SUNY Defined Benefit Plan Information
- New York State and Local Retirement System
- Employees Retirement System (ERS) Tier 6
- Teachers' Retirement System
- Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Active Members Handbook
- Police and Fire Retirement System
How to Enroll in a Retirement Program
Once you have carefully reviewed your options, your first step is to register with Retirement@Work and elect your retirement program and provide your retirement system history. All Farmingdale State College NEW employees must use Retirement@Work to select a retirement plan within 30 days of their hire date. Retirement Election is a 2-step process:
Step 1: Register with Retirement@Work and elect your retirement plan.
- Quick Reference Guide Instructions
- Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Enrollment Guide
- ERS/TRS Enrollment Guide
Step 2: Complete your retirement plan election by completing the enrollment process required by the plan you selected.
- If you selected the SUNY Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) based upon your eligibility, you will need to complete an online enrollment process with the investment provider you selected. You will then need to send confirmation of your enrollment to your Benefits Administrator.
- ORP Enrollees - Schedule an appointment with TIAA Campus Representative -- Online Scheduler
- If you selected a Defined Pension Plan (NYSLRS, TRS or PFRS) based on your eligibility, you will need to complete the required paper application.
- ERS Tier VI Membership Application
- TRS Tier VI Membership Application
- PFRS Tier VI Membership Application
How to Register/Manage Accounts in Retirement@Work
How to register with Retirement@Work - Quick Reference Guide Instructions
Planning for Retirement
- Benefits Checklist
- Planning Your Successful Retirement Video Guide: https://goer.ny.gov/planning-your-successful-retirement-video-guide (This series of short videos include information on retiree health insurance, medicare, social security, NYS Deferred Compensation Program and New York State & Local Retirement System.)
- Calculating Sick Leave Credit - From the homepage, under Benefit Programs, click on NYSHIPOnline, click on Active Employee, answer the two individual questions, choose Planning to Retire, and then Sick Leave Credit Calculator.
- Paying for Health Insurance in Retirement Video
Pre-Retirement Forms and Information Booklets
- 2021 NYSHIP Choices for Retirees
- 2021 NYSHIP Rates for Retirees
- Medicare & NYSHIP Information Booklet
- Planning for Retirement Booklet
- Welcome to EBD Booklet
- General Information Booklet
- On the Road with the NYS Empire Plan Booklet
- Retiree's Request to Retain FSC Email Address
- Survivor's Benefit Program Form (RS-6355)
- NYSHIP Sick Leave Credit Option Election Form (PS-405)