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Your Life at Cornell - Support for Faculty and Staff: Learn about programs that support your work/life balance. Resources include: a family helper list, Child Care Grant Subsidy Program, Adoption Assistance and Well-being Workshops.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): offers free, confidential, professional counseling and consultation services by telephone or in person.

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Your Benefits Profile

View the programs you are eligible for and the programs in which you are currently enrolled.

Benefits at Cornell

Cornell offers generous benefits from health insurance, flexible spending accounts (select benefits) and retirement plans to medical leaves and educational benefits to eligible faculty and staff. Other insurance benefits include auto, home/rental, long-term care, life, home and pet.

In addition to these traditional benefits programs, Cornell supports its faculty and staff at home and at work. Visit the Your Life at Cornell section of the website to learn more about child care, adoption assistance, elder care, flexible work arrangements and more.

Newly hired staff and faculty members: visit the Welcome to Cornell Orientation site where you will find links to enroll in benefits, review your personal data and register for a Welcome to Cornell orientation session.

What's New in Benefits

Special Enrollment for Insurances: April 21 through May 2

During this time, employees have the opportunity to enroll in or increase coverage for a number of insurances, effective July 1, 2014.

Benefit Services has moved!

Benefit Services is now located on the first floor of East Hill Office Building, 395 Pine Tree Road.

Attention CIGNA Group Universal Life Participants

CIGNA will be mailing notices out to the home addresses of record for Group Universal Life (GLU) participants the week of February 24. If you have questions about CIGNA’s dividend notice, please contact CIGNA directly through the toll-free number provided in their letter. Information is also available in the FAQs.

2014 Claims Deadlines for FSA and Contract College Health and Dental

Alert: New Federal Regulations on Flexible Spending Accounts

Affordable Care Act: Cornell Impact

Find more information about Marketpace Exchanges.

2014 tax limits for your Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA)

Find out more information about TDA.

CIGNA Group Insurance

Rate decrease for Group Universal Life polices, effective July 1, 2013

New Benefits for Endowed Employees Available July 1

Learn more about new transgender, autism, and international travel insurance.

CIGNA's Trusted Advisor

CIGNA’s Trusted Advisor, a website that allows you to review your coverage and make changes to your beneficiary designations, is now available for faculty and staff through Workday!

Retirees can also access Trusted Advisor at to add or update beneficiary designations and view their retiree life insurance coverage. 

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Health Plans

There are various options for endowed and contract college employees.

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Life & Other Insurance

From auto or life insurance to long-term care, find out how you can protect you and your family.

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Medical Leaves Benefits

Injured on the job? Going out on maternity or surgery leave? Facing a long-term illness? Need accommodations for a disability? Cornell has it covered.

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From the beginning of your career at Cornell to enjoying retirement, it’s never too soon or too late to plan your finances.

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Financial Education and Planning

Includes tools, calculators and information to assist you with financial planning at all stages of your life and career.

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Educational Benefits

Thinking about taking a course, or even pursuing a Cornell University degree? Find out everything you need to know to advance your education.

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Flexible Spending Accounts

Want to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses for medical care and dependent care? This optional benefit program allows you to take advantage of an immediate tax break when paying for services covered under the program.

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In addition to health care, dental, vision, retirement plans and all the standard-issue benefits – sure, we've got those – note some of the unique "perks" we have to offer, demonstrating Cornell’s commitment to being a great place to work.