Planning for Retirement

New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) -
Planning to Retire Video

Pre-Retirement Planning Tools
  • Pre-Retirement Checklist    
  • How can I calculate the value of my sick leave credit?
    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 From the homepage, under State Employees, click on Health Benefits, then click on Active Employee, answer the three individual questions, choose Planning to Retireand then Sick Leave Credit Calculator.
  • Retiree NYSHIP online - (Select NYS Agency, then select either Empire Plan or HMO)
  • Planning Your Successful Retirement Video Guide:
NYSHIP Publications for Retirement Planning
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.

CSEA/UUP Retiree Dental and Vision Benefits
Retirement Planning Resources
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.

Phone Numbers
  • 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: