Open Enrollment Has Ended–Don’t Forget Important Application Deadlines

Dependent Care Subsidy

As part of the University’s ongoing efforts to support the changing needs of families, the University continues to offer subsidies to assist with dependent care. The application deadline is Dec. 3. For more information and a copy of the application, visit the Dependent Care Subsidy webpage.

Reduced Medical Contributions

Depending on an employee’s household income and size, reduced medical contributions are available through Schedule B. The application deadline is Dec. 3. For more information and a copy of the application, visit the Schedule B website.

Supplemental Life Insurance and Long Term Disability

If you chose to newly elect or increase your supplemental life insurance during this year’s annual Open Enrollment period, please remember to complete your MetLife Statement of Health form. If you chose to newly elect long-term disability insurance through The Standard, please remember to complete your Medical History Statement form.


Contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042.

Open Enrollment Ends Today

Each year, Open Enrollment provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your needs and those of your loved ones. We encourage you to review your benefits on MySlice and ensure that your choices are in place for Jan. 1, 2022. This is the one time of year when you may elect or change your coverage for many benefits, unless you experience a qualifying life event.

Additional information, including various news items, can be reviewed on the Open Enrollment website to help answer your questions.

If you have any questions about Open Enrollment or benefits, please contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): A Great Way to Save Money

You can save on taxes over the course of a year through effective use of an FSA, and HealthEquity/WageWorks makes reimbursement easy. If you wish to contribute to an FSA during 2022 to help pay for health care and dependent care expenses, you must take action during Open Enrollment to elect the benefit and set your contribution levels.


Visit the Open Enrollment website or contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042. Make sure to check out Open Enrollment Highlights to educate yourself about the benefits program for 2022.

Enroll Now

Visit MySlice and enroll today.


Signature Benefits That Help Support WorkLife Balance

Open Enrollment is a time to reflect on the various benefits available to you and make choices that best meet the needs of you and your family. Regardless of what goals you’re striving for or what challenges you may be facing, there are benefits and resources available to assist you.

Caregiving Resources

In support of the changing needs of families, the University provides several resources, including a free premium membership through Care@Work by, where you can get help finding child care providers, tutors, elder caregivers, pet sitters, house cleaners and more through the world’s largest network of caregivers. In addition, the Dependent Care Subsidy Program provides assistance to households with an annual income of less than $150,000. Other resources can be found on Human Resources’ WorkLife Benefits and Resources webpage, including information on Carebridge, the University’s faculty and staff assistance program, which connects faculty and staff with information, resources and referrals for caregiving.

Tuition Benefits

A cornerstone of our benefits program, tuition assistance helps eligible employees and dependents afford the cost of college tuition. If attending college is on the horizon for you or a family member, be sure to review the eligibility policies and submit any necessary paperwork to HR Shared Services.


The Syracuse University Wellness Initiative provides learning opportunities, activities, programs and other resources to empower and encourage you to make choices and changes that lead to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Learn about upcoming programs and subscribe to the Wellness email list.

Adoption Assistance

Adopting a child is a joyous occasion, but one that often brings unique financial challenges. In an effort to assist employees who are building families, Syracuse University offers adoption assistance benefits to eligible employees.

Will Preparation Services

Experts recommend that you review your will with your attorney every five to 10 years. If you experience a major life event—such as a birth or death—it is extremely important to review your will to ensure your wishes are carried out. If you are already enrolled in or are considering supplemental life insurance through MetLife, remember that with enrollment, you can take advantage of will preparation at no cost. Don’t forget to submit the completed Statement of Health form directly to MetLife if you are newly enrolling or increasing your insurance amount.

Time Away From Work

The University provides you with time to enjoy away from work, as well as to protect you and your loved ones in times of sickness. Be sure to review and understand the time off that you are eligible for through your University benefits.


Visit the Open Enrollment website or contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042. Make sure to check out Open Enrollment Highlights to educate yourself about the benefits program for 2022.

Enroll Now

Visit MySlice and enroll today.

Visit MySlice and enroll today.

Faculty and Staff Open Enrollment: Nov. 1-12

Open Enrollment is the one time of year when eligible employees can reflect on their benefit options, connect with the variety of available resources to help make the best decisions to meet their needs and enroll for the coming year.

Information sessions and other important information for faculty and staff about 2022 benefits are available on the Open Enrollment website.

Questions about Open Enrollment, benefits or the enrollment process? Contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042.

Important Information About Benefits for 2022

Dear Syracuse University Colleague:

The University will continue to offer a comprehensive set of benefits for 2022—a direct result of the work of many members of our University community—including the faculty and staff of the Benefits Advisory Council.

Each year, Syracuse University reviews its benefits program and makes revisions based on a thorough evaluation, which includes comparisons to the programs of other higher education institutions. Planned revisions to 2022 benefits enable the University to offer highly competitive benefits, continue important and strategic hiring and support the University’s priorities, including offering competitive salaries.

This benefits Open Enrollment period, Nov. 1-12, provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your benefit options, explore resources that provide additional support for you, connect with the Human Resources team to help make the decisions that best meet your needs and enroll for the coming year.

Visit to learn about the top things you need to know about your 2022 benefits. Then, from Monday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 12, you can log in to MySlice and enroll.

If you have any questions, please contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042 or at Thank you in advance for your participation and engagement in this process.

Andrew R. Gordon
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer