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Benefits Open Enrollment

The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period ended on Friday, May 8, 2020.

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. This years' Benefits Open Enrollment period was April 22, 2020 through May 8, 2020. Any enrollment changes made during the enrollment period will be effective July 1, 2020.

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. Emails will be sent in groups throughout the afternoon of April 22nd. 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.

If you do not want to make any changes to your health, dental, vision, life, or disability insurance plans you do not need to take any action.  However, if you want to participate in a Flexible Spending Account you must log in and make that election each year.

Benefit 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.


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. All new opt-out requests must be completed during the Open Enrollment period.

Visit the Transportation & 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.

Online Benefits Open Enrollment Meetings

Meetings will be held online using Microsoft Teams. Visit OIT's website for assistance accessing Teams on your desktop or mobile device.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 1pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Monday, April 27, 2020 11am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:30pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10am Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 2020 1pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting


If you have questions or need assistance please email benefits@ohio.edu.

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