Benefits, Health and Wellness

As a member of the RIT community you'll receive a solid benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with your pay provide a total compensation package that can be customized based on individual choice and personal preference.

2015 Benefits Open Enrollment-Employees

2015 Benefits Open Enrollment-Retirees

   (coming November 3)

 

Summary Plan Descriptions and Other Benefits Summaries

Notice of Privacy Practices for Certain RIT Benefit Plans

Health Care Reform

Family Member Verification Process

RIT Benefits At a Glance

Additional RIT Employee Resources

Benefits Newsletters

Benefits Staff

Contact your benefits representative based on the first letter of your last name as follows:

Your Last Name Contact Telephone EMail Address
A-L Valerie Liegey 475-5346/V valpsn@rit.edu
M-Z Brett Lagoe 475-5983/V bllpsn@rit.edu

Benefits

Keeping Healthy

Employees, the employee's spouse or domestic partner, and children up to the age of 26 are eligible for health care coverage at RIT.

Investing for Retirement and Retiring From RIT

Under the RIT Retirement Savings Plan [a 403(b) plan], you can save for your retirement.  

Protecting Your Income

RIT provides an array of options for RIT employees to select from-consider it income protection your family values. As noted, some of these documents are provided by RIT’s insurer, Prudential.

 

Taking Time Off

RIT provides opportunities for you to find the time... for yourself.

Lifetime Learning

RIT's educational benefits consist of five programs. Each of these programs are described in this section, together with the general tax consequences of each. The education benefits help you and family members fund a quality education.

Employee Resources and Privileges

View these options for career and life enhancements. 

Click here for a summary with information about the following:

  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Better Me Employee Wellness Program
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • RIT Home Owner Partnership (HOP)
  • RARES Discounts
  • Other Employee Privileges

 

Voluntary Programs

Click here for a summary with information about the following:

  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Mercer Voluntary Benefits (personal lines of insurance)
  • New York’s 529 College Savings Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • U.S. Savings Bonds

Statutory Programs

Click here for a summary with information about the following:

  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • State Leave Laws
  • Workers Compensation
  • New York State Disability
  • Unemployment
  • FICA

Other Resources

Legal Notices

  • COBRA – notice about your rights and your eligible family member’s rights to continue health care coverage
  • Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Notice – information about the opportunity available for group health plans premium assistance under state Medicaid or CHIP in the state in which you reside
  • Medicare Notice of Creditable Coverage – if enrolled in RIT’s POS A, POS B, or Blue PPO medical plan and eligible for Medicare Part B, notice stating that the medical plan’s prescription drug coverage is, on average, at least as good as standard prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D
  • Medicare Notice of Non-Creditable Coverage – if enrolled in RIT’s POS B No Drug or POS D medical plan and eligible for Medicare Part B, notice stating that the medical plan’s prescription drug coverage is not, on average, at least as good as standard prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D (you could have a late enrollment penalty if you do not have creditable prescription drug coverage)
  • Notice of Special Enrollment Rights - Information about your right to apply for medical coverage. 
  • Notice of Privacy Practices - Information about how some of RIT's employee benefit plans may use and disclose Protected Health Information.
  • Insurance Marketplace Notice – Information about purchasing medical coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Summary Annual Reports - provides information on the benefits we have reported to the Federal Government