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Rewarding our employees with generous benefits that care for their health, wealth and future.

Benefit Powerpoint UPDATE

Credit Unions

Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions Dental Claim Form
    Dental Claim form
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions Vision Claim Form
    Vision Claim form
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions - Dental & Vision
    Q: How do I check on the status of a vision or dental claim paid in 2015?
    A: From the home page, click on the purple Participants portal box. From there, click on the Health and Dental Plans box. You’ll come to a page which will allow you to log in to check the status of your claims.
    This site also provides 24/7 on-demand access to features including: Vision / dental benefit claims details and payment status including viewing and printing Explanation of Benefit statements for 2015 claims. Eligibility and benefit plan information. The ability to reorder ID cards and print temporary ID cards.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Balance Financial Fitness Program
    FREE financial counseling services for:
    Money Management - realistic spending and savings plans and how to get out of debt
    Foreclosure Prevention - how to avoid losing your home to foreclosure
    Identity Theft Solutions - learn how to recover from or protect yourself against identity theft.
    Call Balance toll free: 888.456.2227
  • NYS-balance
    Employee assistance program that makes your life less complicated with support from NYS-balance.
    User name: NYS Password: Balance or call 866-320-4760
  • Guardian WorkLife Matters Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Call 1-800-386-7055 9am - 8pm, Mon - Fri (EST) or visit website:
    user name: Matters Password: wlm70101
    Emergency Access 24/7
  • SUNY Cortland Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    The EAP Program offers a professional and confidential source of help for people who need assistance with personal problems or concerns.

Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

Health Insurance



  • Getting started with Medicare
    Follow the link or make an appointment with Cortland County Office for the Aging 607-753-5060
  • Set up a Social Security Account
    See that your income is correctly reported. Get an estimate of your monthly benefit.
  • National Assoc of Pension Plan Particpants
    Pension Plan and investing information in simple, plain-English.
  • TIAA CREF Virtual Webinars
    All new for 2014! Just starting out? Are you saving enough? Are you nearing retirement? Do you have a budget made that includes saving for retirement?
  • ***TIAA on campus appointments
    Our TIAA-CREF representative, Alicia Skaly, will be on campus offering individual counseling sessions:
    All sessions will be in Miller 409 9a - 4p unless stated otherwise:

    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Tuesday October 13, 2015
    Wednesday October 28, 2015
    To make a reservation, please call 1-800-732-8353 Mon - Fri 8a - 8p.

  • Pension Form Voluntary
    For New Employees and those with less than 1 year of service. This form allows employees to start Voluntary pension contributions taken out of their paycheck.
  • Pension Form Mandatory
    For employees with 1 or more years of service. This form is for the Mandatory deduction (to get the ASC Contribution) and any additional voluntary deductions.
  • Pension Form Cancellation
    Cancel voluntary and / or mandatory deductions
  • Tax Form for Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
    Form 8880
    Find investment information, log on to see your account information, calculate savings needed to retire.
    ENTER PLAN # 346958


  • Blue 4 U wellness
    Link to see your personal results and wellness coaching and materials
  • Excellus Nurse Hotline
    You can contact a nurse by phone anytime – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our specially trained registered nurses can provide support and education for members with chronic or complex health conditions or answers to more general health questions. Key Features: •Decision making support and education when you need it most •Triage to appropriate level of care •Information regarding diagnoses, medications, and treatment options •Assistance with finding providers •Nutritional information •Referrals, as appropriate, into the Member Care Management program for enhanced care management Ask a Nurse Today! Call 1-800-348-9786 (TDD/TTY 1-800-421-1220).
  • Cortland Regional Hospital Classes
    CPR, managing blood sugar, and more classes offered locally
  • Blue Cross Wellness Newsletter
    Enter your email to receive this newsletter
  • SUNY Cortland's Tobacco Free Website
    This contains the campus policy and resouces to quit using tobacco
  • Excellus BCBS Interactive Presentations-Library
    Excellus BCBS Interactive Presentations-Library
  • National Cancer Institute
    Talk to a smoking cessation counselor from the National Cancer Institute at (877)448-7848 or receive information and advice about quitting smoking through real-time text messaging with a National Cancer Institute smoking cessation couselor via LiveHelp.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    To find out more about the benefits of quitting smoking.
  • American Lung Association
    Free online smoking cessation program from American Lung Association, at (800) 586-4872 or visit website.
  • Cayuga Center for Healthy Living
    Call (607) 252-3590 to learn more about tobacco cessation classes or visit website and select "Our Services" and click on "Smoking Cessation"
  • Stop Smoking NY Quit Line
    New York State Smokers' Quitline, call (866) 697-8487 or visit website.
  • Mayo Clinic Quit Smoking Resources
  • Fitness Centers on campus
  • BLUE 365
    Discounts and articles on diets, fitness, medical services, hearing aids, eyeglasses, lasik surgery for Blue Cross Subscribers
  • Health Coach
    Excellus Health Coach Call 1-800-348-9786
    Anxiety disorders? Back pain? Gastroesophageal? Headaches? Knee and joint pain? Osteoporosis? Weight management (diet and nutrition)? Women's health issues? Asthma? Diabetes? Heart disease?
  • Blue Cross Quit for Life
    Get the coaching and supplies to quit smoking. For those with Blue Cross Health Insurance Only.
  • Stop Smoking Video