New Health Plan Rates in July 2014

August 2014

The New York City Health Benefits Program implemented new health plan rates in July 2014. The rate changes were effective the first full pay period of July and reflected in the July 24 paycheck.

CCA: CUNY’s EAP & Work/Life Assistance Program Provider

August 2014

Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA), the University’s Work/Life program provider has recent updates to share with us. Upcoming seminars: August will feature Where’s My Lunchbox? Family Readiness for the Start of the School Year, providing guidance on managing busy schedules, school locators, and after-school programs. September’s webinar, titled Is it Time? Knowing When your Aging Relative Needs Help, aims to educate those with older relatives on the subtle day-to-day signs that one may need help.

CUNY Employee Discounts

August 2014

As an employee of the City University of New York, you are entitled to numerous discounts from some of the premiere organizations. Some examples so far are New York Sports Club, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Jos. A. Bank, and many more!

2014 – 2015 Employee Holiday Calendar

May 2014

The University’s 2014-2015 Employee Holiday Calendar is now available for the period of September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Grace Period

February 2014

Beyond the standard December 31 deadline to submit claims for eligible medical services and expenses incurred during the calendar year, the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) offers a grace period of January 1, 2014 through March 15, 2014.

Update Your Beneficiaries

February 2014

Current beneficiary designations on file are necessary to ensure that certain University benefits are paid promptly to the person(s) you wish. A beneficiary is a person or legal entity that one designates to collect the proceeds from an estate, trust, retirement account, life insurance policy, or transfer on death accounts.

Update Your Emergency Contact Information via CUNYfirst

February 2014

Current primary and secondary emergency contact information is important in case of an illness, injury, urgent situation or disaster during the workday. With a few clicks, HR can contact a reliable loved one to support you during a crisis. Tax levy employees can access their personal information in CUNYfirst via Employee Self Service at

Health and Wellness Event October 24, 2013

October 2013

Annual Health and Wellness Fair coming October 24, 2013.

Flexible Spending Works With You

October 2013

It’s that time of year again to review more healthcare options with the Flexible Spending Account Program.

New CUNY Phased Retirement Program

July 2013

The City University of New York has recently reached an agreement with the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) to create a three-year pilot voluntary phased retirement program

Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit

July 2013

The City of New York Health Benefits Program will be conducting a Dependent Eligibility Audit of all employees and retirees who are enrolled in a health plan and with one dependent under their coverage

Retirement Plan Changes

May 2013

Employees enrolled in a CUNY retirement plan under the new Tier 6 may have noticed a higher retirement contribution rate on their April 4, 2013 check date.