Benefits for SUNY Plattsburgh Employees
Click on the links below for summaries of the benefits available to SUNY Plattsburgh employees within each union-represented group:
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- Council 82/NYSCOPBA including APSU (Security Positions) (PDF file size 38KB)
- CSEA – Civil Service Employees’ Association (Clerical/Maintenance/Service Positions) (PDF file size 38KB)
- GSEU – Graduate Student Employees’ Union (PDF file size 27KB)
- M/C – Management/Confidential Employees (PDF file size 41KB)
- PEF – Professional Employees’ Federation (PDF file size 39KB)
- UUP – United University Professions (Academic and Professional faculty) (PDF file size 38KB)
- Phone: 877-769-7447
- Benefit descriptions: www.cs.ny.gov/employee-benefits
- List of Participating Providers
- CDPHP – 800-993-7299
- Empire HMO – 800-662-5193
- HMO Blue – 800-722-7884
- MVP – 888-687-6277
- Health Insurance Marketplace Information
Dental and Vision Benefits (by Negotiating Unit)
Council 82/NYSCOPBA/APSU, PEF, & Management/Confidential (M/C)
Dental Benefits provided by GHI/Emblem
- www.cs.ny.gov/employee-benefits - Choose your negotiating unit and click on “Other Benefits”
- Phone: 800-947-0101
Vision Benefits provided by Davis Vision
- Davis Vision website - eligibility, benefit and provider information.
- Phone: 888-588-4823
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)
Dental and Vision Benefits provided by the CSEA Employee Benefit Fund
- www.cseaebf.com - List of providers, forms, and benefit descriptions.
- Phone: 800-323-2732
United University Professions (UUP)
Dental and Vision Benefits provided by the UUP Benefit Trust Fund
Delta Dental PPO Group # 00165 Phone: 800-471-7093
Davis Vision Phone: 800-283-9374
- Voluntary Phased Separation Program - This program is designed to give eligible employees an opportunity for a phased approach to separation. It allows individuals to move into non-employment or retirement gradually through a voluntary reduction in work and commensurate reduction in pay. It also enables departments to plan for the replacement of long-term colleagues in advance of their actual separation.
For additional information, see the complete program description and application below.
- Program Description
- Program Application
- NYS & Local Retirement System (ERS)
- ERS Pension Calculator
- NYS Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS)
- TRS Pension Calculator
Supplemental Retirement Annuities/Tax Deferred Annuities
To start, change, or stop the amount that is currently being deducted from your paycheck, go to Retirement at Work.
NYS Deferred Compensation Plan (457) - The 457(b) deferred compensation plan was created for public employees only. As an employee of New York State, you can contribute money in a retirement account from your paycheck before taxes. Both your contributions and any earnings you make from investing your money have the opportunity to grow tax-deferred until you make withdrawals, which are taxed as ordinary income, generally in retirement.
Tuition Assistance Programs
NYS/CSEA Partnership – Education and training opportunities for NYS CSEA-represented employees through labor-management cooperation.
SUNY Tuition Waiver – All state and research foundation employees are eligible for one course per fiscal year at a SUNY school (benefit prorated for part-time employees).
UUP Tuition Waiver – All UUP-represented employees are allowed to take one course per semester or session on a space-available basis. The form is available in Human Resource Services, Kehoe 912. You must have the course name and number at the time of the request.
NYS College Savings Plan – A way to have money taken out of your paycheck and placed in a savings plan for your dependents to go to college.
The Governor's Office of Employee Relations Online Learning Center contains useful information for New York State employees including self-study courses and other resources employees may find helpful in performing their jobs.