Enrolling in Your Benefits
Detailed information on who is eligible to participate in Ithaca College's Benefits plans.
Find out when you can elect to make changes to your Benefit elections.
Documentation for viewing and enrolling in your Benefits
What to do if both you and your spouse or qualified domestic partner work at Ithaca College.
Instructions and information for verifying the eligibility of your dependents.
Individual Choice will affect your Social Security tax and other benefits as follows:
Plan Details, Brochures, Forms and Contact Information
See what other Benefits Ithaca College has to offer
What has changed for the 2013 plan year
Legal Notices and Policies for your review
- Social Security
Flexible Spending Account payments made with before-tax dollars reduce the amount you pay in Social Security taxes, therefore contributions to an an FSA may cause your benefits from Social Security to be reduced. For most people, the effect will be minimal.
- Pay-Related Benefits
Any reduction of your pay that results from before-tax contributions into the Flexible Spending Account(s) or to pay for additional benefit coverages does not reduce the total pay used to calculate your benefits. In other words, your benefits will be based on your regular base pay.
If you participate in the TIAA/CREF basic retirement plan, the College's contribution will be based on your actual base salary and will not be reduced because of your participation in Individual Choice.