Benefits

The best way to be sure you have the resources available to meet unforeseen emergencies is to have the protection of a sound health benefits program. Ohio University is dedicated to providing such a program.

Our health benefits program is designed to provide protection for you and your family when there is illness, disability, or death. We believe it is a comprehensive program that represents an important part of your total compensation.

Core benefits include health, vision, employee dental, and mental health insurance; prescription drug benefits; employee basic life insurance; and long-term disability insurance. Employees also have the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance for themselves or their dependents and family dental and/or orthodontia insurance. Health and dependent day care flexible spending accounts are also available.

 2014 W-2s Available Online
Ohio University has released W2s for calendar year 2014.  While the W-2s were mailed to employees’ homes, electronic versions of the W-2s are available online through the My Personal Information web portal:  (http://www.ohio.edu/ebiz/myhr.html).

Once logged in to the E-Business Suite, click the My Personal Information responsibility to select the W-2 Wage and Tax Statements. Your 2014 W-2 will be displayed on the screen and can be printed through the browser; W-2s for previous years are available through the dropdown box on the top left of the screen.

If you have trouble accessing the My Personal Information portal, please contact the IT Help Desk at 740-593-1222.  If you have questions about your W-2, please contact the Human Resources Service Center Desk at 740.593.1636.

Health Care Cost Reporting on W-2:  The Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan.  This requirement was effective starting in 2012.  The cost of your health plan coverage with Ohio University is reported in Box 12 of your W-2 with reference DD.  Per IRS guidelines the amount reported is the full cost of health insurance including the amount paid by both the employer and the employee.  The amounts reported in Box 12 are not taxable.

When filing your personal tax return for calendar year 2014, you may be required to indicate if you had qualifying health care coverage for you and any covered dependents (if filing jointly) by checking a box on line 61 of  IRS Form 1040 or by completing IRS Form 8965.  If you are required to provide proof of coverage, you may be able to use the following:

  • Health insurance ID card
  • End of year pay stub with health deduction information
  • Copy of summary of benefits and coverage

The costs reported were based on the health plan each employee was enrolled in during each month of 2014.  The chart below shows the monthly health care costs for each health plan and family size. 

Coverage Level

Jan –Jun 2014
Monthly Amount

Jul – Dec 2014
Monthly Amount

Faculty and Staff PPO

Employee

$556.00

$610.00

Employee + 1 Dependent Child

$1,112.00

$1,220.00

Employee + Spouse

$1,112.00

$1,220.00

Employee + Family

$1,668.00

$1,830.00

AFSCME PPO

Employee

$760.00

$679.00

Employee + 1 Dependent Child

$1,520.00

$1,358.00

Employee + Spouse

$1,520.00

$1,358.00

Employee + Family

$2,280.00

$2,037.00

Healthplan HMO

Employee

$526.69

$642.58

Employee + 1 Dependent Child

$1,053.39

$1,285.16

Employee + Spouse

$1,053.39

$1,285.16

Employee + Family

$1,448.40

$1,767.10

If you have questions regarding the health care costs reported in Box 12 of your W-2, please contact Greg Fialko at 740.593.1639 or fialko@ohio.edu

For details regarding the Affordable Care Act and requirements for reporting the cost of health care coverage on W-2, please visit:  http://www.irs.gov/uac/Employer-Provided-Health-Coverage-Informational-Reporting-Requirements:-Questions-and-Answers

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