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Benefits Overview

As an employee at SUNY Upstate you are provided with a very competitive and comprehensive set of benefits. Generally, these benefits include:

  • Health insurance / prescription coverage
  • Dental and vision insurances
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Retirement plans & tax deferred programs
  • Vacation, holiday and sick leave accruals

It is important to realize that your benefits package is determined by the specifics of your employment relationship. To see an overview of your benefits options, please use the links below. If you are unsure of your specific employment relationship, please contact your supervisor or the Human Resources Benefits Office.

General Benefits Information:

Benefits Overview:

NYS Employees:

New Employee Resources

Non-NYS Employees:

Benefits Contacts:

New York State Benefits

Contact: Kaylee Aseltine, Health Benefits Administrator
Office: Jacobsen Hall, Room 206
Phone: 315 464-4858
Email: [email protected]

Research Foundation Benefits

Contact: Heidi Steckel, Benefits Administrator
Office: Jacobsen Hall, Room 204
Phone: 315 464-4964
Email: [email protected]

MedBest Benefits

Contact: Michael Lashway
Office: Suite 100, 251 Salina Meadows Parkway, Syracuse, NY 13212
Phone: 464-2000
Email: [email protected]


This information has been prepared for illustrative purposes only and the information provided is subject to change. This content will not convey, grant or guarantee any benefit(s) or employment right(s).