Please Note: This year taxpayers will be asked if they and their dependents had minimum essential coverage for each month of 2014. For those who had employer-sponsored health insurance, such as that provided by Ithaca College, it will only be necessary to check the appropriate box on the Form 1040 to affirm coverage. No further action is necessary. If you are prompted for a 1095, it is important to know that the government delayed the need for employers to generate the form 1095 until next year.

In place of the 1095, taxpayers can use items such as the following to document their coverage in case of an audit:

  • End-of-the-year payroll stub with health insurance deduction information.
  • Health insurance ID card.
  • Copy of the medical plan’s summary plan description (SPD).
  • Enrollment confirmation statement from open enrollment for 2014.
  • Exchange Notice.

Although the vast majority of taxpayers will simply have to check a box stating they were insured, some uninsured people will be required to pay a penalty, while others will be exempt because of a hardship or some other reason. More information can be found on the Internal Revenue Service’s website at

We cannot give tax advice. Everyone’s tax situation is different. You should consult your own tax advisor for specific tax advice.

*Please be aware that we are currently working on updating this page. If you have any questions, please contact us at 274-8000. We appreciate your patience!*

Ithaca College is committed to providing high quality benefits programs that give you the options and flexibility you need at work and in life. Benefits are an important component of the total compensation package offered by the College. Our goal is to offer Ithaca College employees the most comprehensive benefits plan possible. With Individual Choice, the College's flexible benefit program, you have the power to make your benefits even more valuable — because you can choose features that fit your individual needs. This valuable program is enhanced by your ability to choose the benefits you need. By selecting wisely, you create a benefits package for yourself and your family that is truly an Individual Choice.

Individual Choice

The Individual Choice Program includes benefits such as medical and dental insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and long-term disability coverage.

Work/Life: It's About You!

Ithaca College believes is the integration of work and life outside of work and has implemented a work/life initiative to help you. We define work/life as education, programs, policies, practices, and services that provide connections between individuals and the College, including flexibility, wellness, family care, individual growth & development, and community services. Resources include monthly workshops, flexible work arrangements, the Mind, Body, Me wellness program, informational campaigns, a work/life blog and more! 

Educational Benefits

Ithaca College's educational benefit program consists of three types of benefits: (I) tuition remission for employees taking courses at Ithaca College; (II) tuition remission for dependent children, and spouses or qualified domestic partners attending Ithaca College; and (III) cash awards for dependent children attending another college or university. These benefits are applicable to tuition only and do not apply to room, board or any fees.


Ithaca College has several retirement plans for our employees to choose from.  Review the retiree policies to see when you will be eligible to take advantage of our many retiree benefits.

The information contained in this web page represents the various components of Ithaca College's benefits program. This summary is intended only for ease of reference; the full texts of insurance contracts and of other program authorizations are the controlling documents. Ithaca College reserves the right to amend or terminate its benefits program at any time. If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail:, or call (607) 274-8000.