Suffolk University provides a comprehensive array of benefits for employees. We invite you to discover all that is available to you.

You'll find more information in the 2022 Suffolk University Benefits Overview [PDF], of which you can also get a printed copy from the Human Resources Office. Remember, this is the current benefits array and is not a guarantee of future benefits. All policies of the University are subject to change.

Federal and state regulations require Suffolk to provide specific benefits information to you, including a description of all of the benefits provided under the group plans and/or an outline of your rights under the plans. Hard copies of these documents are available upon request to Human Resources. Please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources if you have any questions regarding your available benefits. 

Benefits Eligibility

Employees who work 21 or more standard hours per week are eligible for medical, dental, flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings account (HSA), commuter, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, and long term disability insurance under the benefits program. Some benefits may also be available to adjunct faculty, intermittent/seasonal employees, and time limited employees.

Your benefits will start on the first of the month following your hire/transfer date, or if hired/transferred on the first of the month, on your hire/transfer date.

You must enroll in health and dental benefits within 30 days of your hire/transfer date, or you will have to wait until the next open enrollment period, unless you have a qualifying event.


If you elect benefits and include any eligible dependents on the medical and dental plans you must upload supporting documentation proving your relationship (marriage license, birth certificate, or prior tax filing) to Workday. In general, eligible dependents include your spouse, your domestic partner, your children up to age 26, and your disabled children over age 26.

Domestic Partner

If you include your domestic partner and you are unmarried, living together, and have demonstrated financial interdependencies, you must complete a domestic partner affidavit [PDF]. You should also review the potential tax [PDF] consequences resulting in having a same sex or opposite sex domestic partner on the plans.

Contact the Benefits Team

Janice Baker
Manager of Benefits and Senior Compensation Specialist