Employee Benefits

The University's Benefits program is extremely comprehensive and among the most competitive programs available. The program is designed this way so that the University can attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce. As a result, you have many choices and options that enable you to design a benefits program that best fits your individual and family needs.

The University offers all eligible employees the following benefit programs:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Remission
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance (Basic and Supplemental)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Qualified Transportation Expense Plan
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Auto and Homeowners Insurance
  • Wellness and Disease Management Program
  • ZipCar Program

The Benefits Department Staff is committed to helping you to take full advantage of the many University's benefit programs. Please review the Employee Benefits Program 2015 Booklet for summaries of the many benefit offerings, as well as the New Benefits for 2015 Flyer which illustrates new offerings and changes to existing Plans for 2015. The Benefits Department is also here to answer your questions, and to help you better understand your benefits choices. If you have any questions or wish to discuss benefit options, please call 718-990-2363.


Andrea Yenco
Executive Director, Compensation and Employee Benefits

Sara Honen Leupp
Associate Director, Employee Benefits

Laura Luecke Lobaccaro
Senior Benefits Specialist

Soraya Casanova
Benefits Specialist

Mirian Cepeda
Senior Benefits Representative