How to Enroll

Log in to MySlice during the Open Enrollment period. You will need your NetID and password. If you do not know this login information, visit Syracuse University’s ITS website to review instructions. If you have questions about your NetID, call ITS at 315.443.2677 during business hours.

Anytime during the Open Enrollment period, click on the Open Enrollment image within MySlice or use the following steps to review your benefit elections and make changes for next year:

  1. Click on Employee Self Service.
  2. Click the Benefit Details tile.
  3. Select Benefits Enrollment from the navigation menu on the left.

If you have any questions about Open Enrollment, benefits or the enrollment process, contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042 or hrservice@syr.edu.

A list of compatible web browsers for Windows and Apple operating systems is available. You can access MySlice through a desktop computer or mobile device.

If you have submitted your elections by clicking the “FINISH” button in MySlice, you can go back into your election event and make your changes through the last day of Open Enrollment. A confirmation statement of your benefit elections will be sent to your Syracuse University email address every time you click the “FINISH” button. The last confirmation statement you receive represents your final selections for the next calendar year. Any changes you make without clicking the “FINISH” button will not be saved, so always click “FINISH” and review your confirmation statement to ensure you are satisfied with your choices.

Many life events are considered qualifying status changes. If you experience one of these events, you have 31 days from the date of the event to contact HR Shared Services to request a change to your benefits. The change you make must correspond to the event. For example, if you have a child, you may add the eligible child to your coverage. If you fail to make the change within 31 days, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment period to make the change for the following calendar year.

Your current elections will carry forward for medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) and disability insurance. Your contributions to your TIAA voluntary retirement account will also roll over, but you can change your contribution amount at any point during the year.

If you do not elect a Health Care or Dependent Care FSA during the Open Enrollment period, then you will not have access to new contributions in the next calendar year. However, if you have up to $500 of unused funds in this year’s Health Care FSA, these funds will roll over to the next calendar year to be used for eligible reimbursements.  In addition, if you plan to apply again for either the Reduced Medical Contributions/Schedule B or the Dependent Care Subsidy Program, applications are due by Dec. 6.

If you need computer access for Open Enrollment purposes, visit one of the computer labs or email stations on campus. There are computers inside the Office of Human Resources, located in the Skytop Office Building. You can stop into Human Resources from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during Open Enrollment. For other locations, review the ITS website. Printers are not available at email stations.

Come join us! Various sessions are available to fit your needs.

  • Benefits Open House: Join us at the Benefits Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Barnes Center at The Arch, MAC Court. You can speak directly with our benefit partners and HR representatives about your 2020 options and have your questions answered in time for Open Enrollment.
  • Information Sessions: Attend one of our on-campus presentations or view a recorded webinar to learn the ins and outs of our 2020 benefit offerings.
  • Office Hours: Meet one-on-one with an HR representative for assistance with any questions about enrolling, coverage and how to get the most out of your benefits. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) will also be available with personalized assistance for your medical plan questions. View the dates, times and locations for Office Hours.

Please contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042 or hrservice@syr.edu with any questions or requests for accessibility and accommodations.

Can’t make it to any of these options? HR Shared Services is available 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 315.443.4042, email hrservice@syr.edu or stop in to HR Shared Services, Skytop Office Building, anytime during business hours for assistance.


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.