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The Office of the New York State Comptroller has implemented a new service, NYS PayrollOnline! This new service allows you to:
- Opt out of receiving paper pay statements/direct deposit advices
- View and print your pay statement
- Change your tax withholdings
- View and print current and prior year W-2s
- Update your email address
Accessing this new service is easy! Simply go to: www.suny.edu/hrportal and click on the NYS Payroll Online icon (located in the same area as Time and Attendance and HR Self Service).
The first time you log in you will need the last 4 digits of your SSN and your NYS Employee ID number which may be found on your current pay statement/direct deposit advice. After the initial log in, you can simply follow the above directions to be taken to the site.
We encourage all employees to utilize this new service, especially to help reduce the amount of paper that is generated by a biweekly pay statement/direct deposit advice. If you have any questions on this new service, please contact Payroll at 607-777-2129.
Eligible employees have the option to save on your out-of-pocket health care expenses when you enroll in the NYS Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and also on your child or dependent care expenses when you enroll in the Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAA).
The 2019 FSA open enrollment period is October 9 - November 9, 2018, and the deadline is strictly enforced. Keep in mind this is a use-it-or-lose it benefit. Any funds you set aside but do not use by December 31 each plan year will be forfeited.
Current 2018 participants who wish to continue the benefit in 2019 must re-enroll by November 9, 2018. Enroll online or call the FSA customer service hotline at 1-800-358-7202 if you wish to enroll via phone or have questions about the plan.
Under PTCP, your share of the health insurance premium is deducted from your wages before taxes are withheld, which may lower your tax liability.
No action is required if you wish to maintain your current status for 2019.
The deductions section of your paycheck indicates whether or not you are enrolled in PTCP:
- If you are enrolled in PTCP or part of your deduction is being taken after tax (i.e. for a non-federally qualifying dependent), your paycheck stub shows "Regular Before-Tax Health" in the Before-Tax Deductions section. Your health insurance premium is deducted from your wages before taxes are withheld.
- If you are not enrolled in PTCP, your paycheck stub shows "Regular After-Tax Health" in the After-Tax Deductions section. Your health insurance premium is deducted from your wages after taxes are withheld.
If you wish to change your PTCP selection for 2019, complete questions 1 - 10 on the Health Insurance Transaction PS-404 Form, along with question 14 under Annual Optional Transfer Requests - Change Pre-Tax Status. Return the signed and dated form to HR in AD 242 by Nov. 30.
Human Resources is pleased to introduce the new Flex Spending Account (FSA) called Adoption Advantage Account beginning Jan. 1, 2019. As a result of collective bargaining, eligible CSEA and UUP employees will have the opportunity to set aside pre-tax payroll deductions to pay directly related adoption assistance expenses as defined by IRS guidelines.
Although you will not save FICA on the amount set aside in adoption assistance accounts, you will save federal and state tax (where applicable). Currently the annual IRS contribution limit for pre-tax payroll contributions to an adoption account is $13,810.
The open enrollment period for Adoption Advantage Account participation is Nov. 20 through Dec. 11, 2018 for the 2019 plan year, and the deadline is strictly enforced. For more information and to enroll, visit the FSA website or call customer service at (800) 358-7202. Questions may be directed to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To individually assist you with your retirement planning goals, Mark Nardella from Valic will be on campus various dates during the Spring 2019 semester. Call the Valic client care center at 800-448-2542 or go online to book your appointment. Reservations may require using registration code 0597BIN11AC.
The 2019 option transfer period for NY State employees is December 10, 2018 through January 18, 2019. If you wish to request a change in coverage during the option period, you must complete a Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS404) and return it to Employee Benefits in AD 242 no later than Friday, January 18.
Plan changes requested during Option Transfer will be effective January 1, 2019. The first pay check the new rate will apply to is December 27, 2018.
No action is required if you do not wish to change your health plan for 2019. However, if you are eligible to continue participation in NYSHIP Opt Out (CSEA, MC, NYSCOPBA, PBA-NYS & PEF are eligible), re-enrollment is required by submitting a completed PS 404 and Opt Out Attestation Form (PS 409) by January 18 to participate in Opt Out 2019.
The 2019 bi-weekly health insurance rates are available online:
- MC, NYSCOPBA, PBA-NYS & PEF employees 2019 health insurance rates
- CSEA & UUP employees 2019 health insurance rates
Darryl Fiasconaro from TIAA will be on campus various dates during the Spring 2019 semester. Go online to book your one-on-one retirement planning meeting. A reminder you may contribute to a Voluntary Savings Plan (VSP) via bi-weekly payroll deductions to save even more for retirement. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of this tax savings program.
Ken Woods from Fidelity Investments will be on campus various dates this semester to discuss your retirement planning goals. Go online to schedule your required consultation appointment. A reminder you may contribute to a Voluntary Savings Plan (VSP) via bi-weekly payroll deductions to save even more for retirement. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of this tax savings program.
The future is in your hands! Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 4th annual Retirement Education Event, hosted by Human Resources on Tuesday, March 19 in the campus Lecture Hall. Retirement planning workshops will be presented by Fidelity, Valic, Voya, TIAA and NYS Deferred Compensation representatives, among others. All ages and all career stages will benefit from the information. Retirement education is truly for everyone. Save the date and watch for more details coming soon!
NYS and Research Foundation faculty & staff are invited to register to attend the 4th Annual Retirement Education Day Event, hosted by Human Resources, on Tuesday, March 19 in Lecture Halls 7, 8 and 9. Retirement planning workshops will be presented by HR, Fidelity, Valic, Voya, TIAA and NYS Deferred Compensation representatives, among others. Whether you've just begun working, are close to retirement or somewhere in between, there will be valuable retirement planning information shared. Go online to register or call 777-6950 by March 12 if you do not have computer access. Watch the campus mail to receive your detailed workshop brochure!
TIAA welcomes faculty & staff to take advantage of their free webinars during the month of March. Topics range from navigating the mortgage process to responsible investing techniques. There is also a social security basics session on March 12, which is a very popular retirement planning topic. Go online to view topic descriptions and to register.
Mark Nardella from VALIC will be on campus Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 28 to assist with your retirement planning needs. Reservations are required. Go online to book your appointment using reservation code 0597BIN11AC.
April is National Financial Literacy Month! This is a reminder it is important to review your income tax planning strategies and retirement planning goals. Learn more by signing up for the free webinars offered by TIAA during the month of April. Go online for webinar options and to register. Watch for more webinars being offered in May.