A Benefits Package that is truly an Individual Choice

Individual Choice is the College's flexible benefit program, that allows you to choose benefits that fit your individual needs.

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 employees the most comprehensive benefits plan possible at affordable prices. By selecting wisely, you create a benefits package for yourself and your family that is truly an Individual Choice.

Individual Choice Benefits Resources

Benefits Enrollment Guide
Details about benefit options, the enrollment process, and tools and resources to select coverage that meets your needs.
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ALEX Benefits Counselor
An easy-to-use online tool. Start your conversation with alex® today to assist with your enrollment planning.
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How The Individual Choice Benefits Program Works

Individual Choice begins with a level of coverage necessary for the basic financial protection of each employee. This basic required coverage includes:

  • medical coverage (unless you are covered under another medical plan)
  • $50,000 of life insurance
  • $50,000 of accidental death and dismemberment insurance (AD&D), and
  • Long-term disability (LTD) coverage (once you become eligible)

You have the option to build upon these core benefits. With the Individual Choice program, you choose from an array of selections to meet your needs.

Summary Plan Descriptions

Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) are used to communicate benefit plan rights and obligations to participants and their dependents.  The documents provide important information on specifics related to how benefit plans operate, eligibility, how services and benefits are calculated, when benefits become vested, when and in what form benefits are paid and how to file a claim and/or appeal for benefits.

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