Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is the one time each year you can enroll or make changes in your healthcare benefits. Otherwise, changes may only be made if a qualifying family status change  has occurred. The annual enrollment period is held each year in the Spring. This year’s enrollment period is April 1, 2015 through April 24, 2015.

Any enrollment changes made during the enrollment period will be effective July 1, 2015.

An individual email will be sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff with more information and further instructions.

Online Enrollment

The 2015 Benefits Open Enrollment will be online.

You may log in to the open enrollment web site as many times as you wish, and make changes at any time through the April 24, 2015 deadline. Please save or print your confirmation statement following the authorization page.

You can make changes to your Medical, Dental and Life coverages through the Open Enrollment website.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts are processed through the WageWorks website. (  

Remember, if you have money left in your Medical Flexible Spending account at the end of this plan year (June 30, 2015) it will automatically roll over to the next year. The amount that can roll over is capped at $500. This is for medical spending accounts only and does not apply to dependent day care accounts.


Faculty and Staff are automatically assigned parking benefits and charged for a parking pass.

If you wish to opt out of purchasing a parking permit visit the Parking Services website beginning April 1, 2015.

Life Insurance

We ask that all benefits eligible employees update their life insurance beneficiary during the 2015 open enrollment period. This is a paper process; Please complete a Beneficiary Form and return to:
Ohio University Benefits
169 West Union Street
Athens, OH 45701 


Frequently Asked Questions may be found at: If you don’t find an answer there email or attend an Open Enrollment Meeting or Open Computer Lab, which will be announced soon. 

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