Benefits, Health & Wellness - OLD

As a member of the RIT community you'll receive a well-balanced 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 tailored to meet your needs.


NEW Benefits Update for Regular Part-Time Employees Scheduled to Work 750+ Hours Per Year - December 2018

NEW Benefits Updates for Regular Employees - May 2018

NEW Retirement Benefits Overview Presentation for Employees - Updated September 2018

NEW Retiree Healthcare - Benefits Information for Medicare Retirees

Summary Plan Descriptions and Other Benefits Summaries

Notice of Privacy Practices for Certain RIT Benefit Plans

RIT Benefits at a Glance

Benefits Newsletters


Benefits Staff

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


A – L
Valerie Liegey
M – Z
Brett Lagoe


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.

Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage

Dental Coverage

Vision Care Plan

Beneflex (Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts)

Family Member Verification Process

Investing for Retirement and Retiring From RIT

Eligible RIT faculty and staff can save for their retirement by contributing to the RIT Retirement Savings Plan, a 403(b) plan. RIT goes to great lengths to maintain a plan that allows its employees to properly prepare themselves for a comfortable, dignified retirement. For more information about the Plan and how to contribute, visit the links below.

Retirement Plan and Information

Retirement Planning Tools

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.

Brochure - Reporting an Absence or Disability

New York State Paid Family Leave

RIT New Parent Leave

Highlights of Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Business Travel Accident Insurance

Life Insurance – Regular Full-Time and Extended Part-Time Employees (Prudential Document)

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance – Regular Full-Time and Extended Part-Time Employees (Prudential Document)

Life and AD&D Rates

Family Member Verification Process

Calculate Your Life, AD&D Coverage, and Contribution Amounts

Business Travel Accident Insurance (Chubb Document)

How to Designate Your Beneficiary

Sick/Personal Leave and Short Term Disability

Highlights of Basic and Supplemental Long Term Disability Insurance

Basic and Supplemental Long Term Disability Insurance – Regular Full-Time Employees (Prudential Document)

Supplemental LTD Rate

Calculate Your Supplemental LTD Coverage and Contribution Amount

Summary Annual Report-RIT Life Insurance Plan

Summary Annual Report-RIT Long Term Disability Plan

Taking Time Off

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

Time Off Benefits (Vacation and Holidays)

Holiday Calculator for Fiscal Year 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

Holiday Calculator for Fiscal Year 7/1/2018-6/30/2019 (Prorated for those scheduled to work less than 12 months)

Holiday Schedule

Early Release Closure Dates Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Online Exempt Staff and 12-month Faculty Vacation

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.

RIT Educational Benefits

Instructions for Completing Online Tuition Waiver (Regular Employees only)

Teaching & Learning Services

Summary Annual Report-Educational Assistance Plan

Employee Resources and Privileges

View these options for career and life enhancements. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Assistance Program Summary Plan Description

EAP Benefits Summary Flyer

EAP Informational Topic Flyers

Summary Annual Report-Employee Assistance Program


Legal Services Plan

Legal Services Plan Summary Plan Description

Summary Annual Report-Legal Services Plan


Identity Theft Protection

Identity Theft Protection Summary

Summary of Services


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

Mid-Year Benefits Enrollment Change Summary

Benefits Carriers' Phone Numbers and Web Pages

Benefits by Employee Work Classification

Employment Category Calculator for Staff

Benefits Summary for Adjunct Employees

Additional RIT Employee Resources

Severance Plan

Summary Annual Report-Severance Plan

Disability Accommodation Request

Legal Notices

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

Healthcare Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements and Nondiscrimination Statement 
Information about nondiscrimination under health plans under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including language translation assistance. 

Summary Annual Reports
Provides information on the benefits we have reported to the Federal Government