The information in this section is to help provide tools and resources to assist you with planning for retirement. The content here should be used in conjunction with resources provided to you by your health benefits administrator, your retirement system, the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) and other benefits available to you in retirement such as Medicare and Social Security.
Phased Retirement Program for Faculty and Professional Staff
The Phased Retirement Program has been established to provide eligible academic and professional employees the opportunity to phase into retirement gradually.
- Phased Retirement Program for Faculty and Professional Staff
- Phased Retirement Application
- Intent to Retire Form Letter
Health Insurance & Medicare
Planning Your Successful Retirement Video Guide: https://goer.ny.gov/planning-your-successful-retirement-video-guide This series of short videos include information on retiree health insurance, medicare, social security, NYS Deferred Compensation Program and New York State & Local Retirement System.
Q. How can I calculate the value of my sick leave credit?
A. Use NYSHIP's online calculator to estimate the value of your sick leave credit. To get started, visit the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) section of the Department of Civil Service website at www.cs.ny.gov. From the homepage, under Benefit Programs, click on NYSHIPOnline, click on Active Employee, answer the two individual questions, choose Planning to Retire, and then Sick Leave Credit Calculator.
How do I pay for health insurance in retirement?
Medicare & NYSHIP Booklet Important Health Insurance Information for Retirees. When you are no longer an active employee and become eligible for Medicare, it is the combination of your health insurance benefits under Medicare and the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) that provides you with the most complete coverage.
Planning for Retirement As a NYS retiree, you may be able to continue NYSHIP's coverage for you and eligible dependents. This booklet explains your health benefits in retirement and answers many questions!
Welcome to Employee Benefits Division (EBD) This booklet explains how and where retirees can get the help you need with your NYSHIP coverage.
Retiree General Information Book General NYSHIP information book for NYS Retirees.
CSEA/UUP Retiree Dental and Vision Benefits
Retirement Plan Resources
- SUNY ORP Participants -- contact your investment provider for assistance with pre-retirement planning
- NYSLRS Participants
- NYSLRS Retirement Online
- NYSTRS Participants
- NYS PFRS Participants
- NYS PFRS Retirement Online
NYSLRS Video Topics
- An Introduction to the Retirement System and Membership Information
- What Types of Service Are Creditable In My Retirement System Membership?
- How Will the Retirement System Calculate My Final Average Salary?
- What Is My Retirement Plan and How Is It Used to Calculate My NYS Pension?
- What Steps Should I Take to Prepare to Collect My NYS Pension?
- What Do I Need to Know About My Retirement System Benefits After I Retire?
- A Pension Benefit Summary and Retirement System Contact Information
Pre-Retirement Planning Guide & Other Tips
This section has helpful information for all our SUNY Geneseo employees, but please keep in mind that many of the sections pertaining to the actual retirement program pertain to NYSLRS or NYSPFRS participants.
Who Are You Going to Call?
Human Resources & Payroll Services -- 585-245-5616
NYS Employee Benefits Division -- 1-800-833-4344
Social Security Administration -- 1-800-772-1213
UUP Benefit Trust Fund -- Retiree Rep: Walter Apple -- 800-342-4206/Ext. 638
CSEA Benefit Trust Fund -- Retiree Rep: Coley Foley -- 1-800-323-2732
NYSLRS/NYS PFRS -- 1-866-805-0990
NYSTRS -- 800-348-7298
SUNY ORP Investment Providers:
TIAA: Michael Spogli - 585-246-4631/ Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fidelity: Bill Stark - 716 -270-7732/ email@example.com
AIG: Robert Leombruno - 518-783-6464/ Robert.Leombruno@valic.com
Voya: Gary & Matt Witten - 716-626-3928/ firstname.lastname@example.org