2014 Benefits Open Enrollment

Notice to Employees:

The annual benefits open enrollment period has now begun.

This year's benefits open enrollment will be conducted online. All employees are asked to participate in the open enrollment process.

During open enrollment, employees:

  • have the option to enroll or make changes to health insurance, dental insurance, and life insurance coverage
  • may enroll in a flexible spending account (to continue participation you must RE-enroll each plan year at wageworks.com)
  • have the option to opt out of annual parking fee (Athens campus employees only)  
  • are asked to update their life insurance beneficiary(ies) via the paper beneficiary form
  • have access to a Summary of Benefit coverage, as required by The Affordable Care Act (or health care reform law) at the following link: http://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/healthcare/upload/SBC_Adm_Fac_NBU-Pkg009.pdf Should you need a hard copy version please send your request to benefits@ohio.edu

The open enrollment period will close at 11:59 PM Friday May 2, 2014. Any enrollment decisions you make will be effective July 1, 2014.

The major components of the university's health, dental, and vision plans (deductibles, copays, benefit levels, etc.) for faculty, administrators and classified staff are remaining the same for fiscal/plan year 2014-15. The Affordable Care Act requires that health plan deductibles, co-insurance, and copays be capped at $6,350 for individual plans and $12,700 for family plans. The University’s health plans provide 100% coverage at significantly lower amounts than the required cap. However, to comply with including copays in a cap, the university has established a new copay cap, as described in the Summary of Benefits. The salary brackets used for premiums are adjusted for the PPO and HMO plans; the employee’s share of premiums will continue to be set at 15% of the overall cost of health plans. Dental premiums are changed slightly for the upcoming year.

As a reminder, Federal healthcare legislation allows employees to provide healthcare coverage to their children up to age 26 regardless of financial dependence, student status, or marital status.  Coverage includes Medical, Prescription and Vision. Dental coverage is also available.

Under Ohio law, employees can purchase healthcare (medical & prescription ONLY) coverage for eligible children between the ages of 26 and 28, for an additional premium. More details regarding eligibility of adult children and the additional premiums are available at: http://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/healthcare/eligibility.cfm
(When adding dependents to your benefits, you are required to answer all the questions regarding each covered dependent, regardless of age.)  

Click on the following link to access the 2014 Benefits Open Enrollment web site:
https://mybenefits.ohio.edu

You will use your OHIO university email ID and password to enter the open enrollment web site. You can log in to the open enrollment web site as many times as you wish, and make changes at any time through the May 2nd deadline. Please save or print your confirmation statement following the authorization page, this will be your only record of completion.

Attend an Open Enrollment Meeting or Open Computer Lab to learn more about your 2014/15 Benefits, see below for dates and times. 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

EVENT

Friday 4/18/14

9am – 4pm

HRTC 254            

Open Computer Lab Benefits Staff will be available to assist faculty and staff with the enrollment process

Tuesday 4/22/14

**This session will be WEBCAST for our Regional Sites**

1pm- 2pm

Baker University Center 235

Benefits Open Enrollment Meeting
Overview of 2014/15 Benefits and Question Answer Session

Wednesday 4/23/14

9am- 4pm

HRTC 254

Open Computer Lab Benefits Staff will be available to assist faculty and staff with the enrollment process

Wednesday 4/23/14

10:30am- 11:30am

HRTC 141/145

Benefits Open Enrollment Meeting
Anthem Representatives will present 2014/15 Benefits and Question Answer Session

Monday 4/28/14

2pm- 3pm

Baker University Center 230

Benefits Open Enrollment Meeting
Overview of 2014/15 Benefits and Question Answer Session

You may also visit http://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/healthcare/openenrollment.cfm for information regarding Benefits Open Enrollment. Questions? Email benefits@ohio.edu or call 740-593-1636740-593-1636.

Cordially,
The Benefits Office

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