Ohio University

Benefits Open Enrollment

The annual benefits open enrollment period ended on May 8, 2019. If you have questions please email benefits@ohio.edu.

 

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 years’ Benefits Open Enrollment period is April 15, 2019 through May 8, 2019. Any enrollment changes made during the enrollment period will be effective July 1, 2019. There are no major changes for the 2019-20 plan year.

An individual email will be sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff with more information and further instructions once the Open Enrollment period begins. During Open Enrollment you can make changes to your Medical, Dental and Life coverages and re-enroll/enroll in a Flexible Spending Account for the next plan year.

Benefits Open Enrollment Guides

These guides contain a PPO coverage chart, plan details, premiums, information on eligibility and enrolling. Choose the guide for your employment group.

Dependent Documentation Required

Those who add a dependent during open enrollment must submit proper documentation (Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, etc.). Visit the verification of dependents page for a complete listing. Documents may be sent via campus mail to Human Resources, ATTN: Benefits, HRTC or mailed via US mail to:
        Ohio University Human Resources
        ATTN: Benefits
        169 West Union Street
        Athens, OH 45701-2979

Please include the employee name and employee ID# on any documentation.

If you fail to provide required dependent verification documentation, the dependent will not be enrolled and you must wait the next open enrollment period to enroll your dependent.

Parking

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

Those who opted out of parking last year will not have to opt out again.

Visit the Parking Services website to review your parking enrollment.
 

Life Insurance

We ask that all benefits eligible employees update their life insurance beneficiary each year during the Open Enrollment period.

A beneficiary can be any individual(s). Please note: you may also name trusts, estates or other non-individuals but these, as well as individuals in which you do not have a social security number will need to be documented on a paper beneficiary form. You may access My Personal Information (MPI) to designate life insurance beneficiaries.

You may increase your supplemental life coverage by $20,000 without completing the Evidence of Insurability (EOI) process.  After you reach $200,000 in total coverage Evidence of Insurability (EOI) is required for any increase.

Questions?

Benefits open enrollment meeting times and locations are listed below. You may also email benefits@ohio.edu.

During Open Enrollment, there will be open labs for employees to access a computer and get assistance using MPI to elect benefits. There will also be a computer in Human Resources lobby (8am- 5pm M-F) in HRTC for use during the Open Enrollment period. Please have your OHIO ID and password available as well as the Multi-factor Authentication set up.

Benefits Open Enrollment Meetings and Open Computer Labs

Meeting Date Time Location
Benefits Open Enrollment Tuesday,
April 16, 2019
10am- 11am Baker University Center 230

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Anthem BCBS

Wednesday,
April 17, 2019
12pm- 1pm HRTC 141/145

Benefits Open Enrollment

Regional and HCOM Session

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday,
April 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

1pm- 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

Chillicothe Bennett 034
Eastern Shannon 203
Pickerington 110
Proctorville 124
Zanesville Elson 177

WebEx website

Password: eKfPGFvx
Audio Only: 1-240-454-0879
Access code: 738 158 984

Benefits Open Enrollment Monday,
April 22, 2019
4pm- 5pm HRTC 141/145
Benefits Open Computer Lab Thursday,
April 23, 2019
3pm-5pm WUSOC 175

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Healthy Eating on the Go!

Wednesday,
April 24, 2019
12pm- 1pm HRTC 141/145

Benefits Open Enrollment

Regional and HCOM Session

 

 

 

 

Thursday,
April 25, 2019

 

 

 

 

9am -10am

 

 

 

 

Eastern Shannon 203
Pickerington 108
Proctorville 131
Southern Dingus 200
Zanesville Elson 177

WebEx website

Password: enb4pGM8
Audio Only: 1-240-454-0879
Access code: 730 988 842

Benefits Open Enrollment Friday,
April 26, 2019
9am-10am Baker 230

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Mindfulness, The Life-Changing Magic of Embracing Discomfort.

Friday,
April 26, 2019
12pm-1pm HRTC 141/145
Benefits Open Enrollment Monday,
April 29, 2019
3pm- 4pm Baker 233

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Vision Service Plan

Wednesday,
May 1, 2019
12pm- 1pm HRTC 141/145
Benefits Open Computer Lab Thursday,
May 2, 2019

7am- 9am
3pm- 5pm

WUSOC 175
Benefits Open Computer Lab Tuesday,
May 7, 2019
7am- 9am
3pm- 5pm
WUSOC 175

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