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Health care open enrollment ends this Friday

The annual benefits open enrollment period for Ohio University employees ends at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, May 17. Any enrollment decisions made will be effective July 1, 2013. All employees are asked to participate in the open enrollment process.

This year's benefits open enrollment is being conducted online. To date, 960 employees have accessed the site at https://mybenefits.ohio.edu. You will use your Ohio University e-mail ID and password to enter the open enrollment web site. You can log in to the site as many times as you wish and make changes at any time through the May 17 deadline. Please save or print your confirmation statement following the authorization page; this will be your only record of completion.

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.
  • 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 (health care reform law), available on the human resources website. To request a hard copy, e-mail benefits@ohio.edu.

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 2013-14. While the salary brackets will readjust, the PPO, HMO and dental premiums will remain stable for the upcoming year.

Coverage for dependents

Federal health care legislation allows employees to provide health care 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 also is available.

Under Ohio law, employees can purchase health care coverage (medical and prescription only) for eligible children between the ages 26 and 28 for an additional premium. Click here for details regarding eligibility of adult children and the additional premiums. 

You are required to answer the questions regarding each covered dependent, regardless of age.