Benefit Notifications

These notifications are for your reference only. You are not required to take any action. However, if you have any questions on how these notifications may apply to your specific situation, please contact HR Shared Services at hrservice@syr.edu or 315.443.4042.

Notices:

In light of COVID-19 relief rules recently issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Labor, and guidance issued by Syracuse University’s insurance carriers, certain benefit notice, election and claims deadlines for certain Syracuse University-sponsored benefit programs have been extended. The information contained within the notification is for reference only. Participants are not required to take any action. However, if there are questions on how these notifications may apply to a specific situation, retirees and COBRA Participants may contact our HR Shared Services team at hrservice@syr.edu or 315.443.4042.

Choosing health coverage is an important decision. To help you make an informed choice, a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is available to you. The SBC summarizes important information about health coverage in a standard format to help you compare features across coverage options available to you. Syracuse University’s SBCs are updated annually and are posted on the Human Resources website at the beginning of each annual open enrollment period for coverage beginning Jan. 1. You have the right to receive a copy of the SBC at any time. If you wish to receive a paper copy of the SBC contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042. Please share this information with your family members who are eligible for or enrolled in plan coverage.

The Syracuse University Group Health Plans Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) summarizes the privacy practices of the group health plans. You have the right to receive a copy of the NPP at any time. If you wish to receive a paper copy of the NPP, contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042. Please share this information with your family members who are eligible for or enrolled in plan coverage.

The medical plan, as required by the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, provides benefits for mastectomy-related services, including all stages of reconstruction and surgery to achieve symmetry between the breasts, prostheses and complications resulting from a mastectomy, including lymphedema. Syracuse University’s Women’s Health and Cancer Rights notice is available on the Syracuse University Policies website. Please share this information with your family members who are eligible for or enrolled in plan coverage.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this website is accurate. However, benefits are governed by legal documents (which, in certain circumstances, may include insurance contracts). If there is any difference between the information on this website and the official documents, the official documents will control. As is the case with all of Syracuse University’s benefit plans, the University reserves the right to modify or terminate these benefits at any time.