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Benefits Open Enrollment

The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period closed on May 5, 2021.

Email benefits@ohio.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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 12, 2021 through May 5, 2021. Any enrollment changes made during the enrollment period will be effective July 1, 2021.

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 12th. 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.

2021-22 Benefit Changes

Faculty, Administrators, Non Bargaining Classified & FOP

PPO and Dental Premiums Decrease
PPO premiums have decreased by $6.68-$11.76 per month for single plans and $24.78-$44.02 per month for family plans depending on each employee’s salary level. Dental and Dental with Orthodontia has decreased slightly.

Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Maximum Increases
The Plan Year Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Maximum will increase effective July 1, 2021. The In-Network Deductible will increase to $800 for an individual and $1,600 for a family while the Out-of-Pocket Maximum will increase to $3,500 individual/ $7,000 family. Out-of-Network deductibles and Out-of-Pocket Maximum will also increase accordingly.

Specialty Drug Program
Effective July 1, 2021 the CVS Caremark PrudentRx specialty drug copay program will be implemented.  Faculty and staff utilizing specialty medications who enroll in the program will have a $0 copay for their specialty drug prescriptions.  Individuals who do not enroll in the program will be subject to a 30% co-insurance for specialty medications.  As July 1, 2021 approaches, CVS Caremark and PrudentRx will contact faculty and staff utilizing specialty medications, provide specific information about the program, and help faculty and staff enroll. There is no cost associated with joining the program.

AFSCME Bargaining Unit

Increases were made to PPO Premiums during the last AFSCME Union negotiation. Dental and Dental with Orthodontia premiums will decreased slightly.

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.

Visit the health insurance page to review the 2020-21 guides.

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
        160 West Union Street
        WUSOC, Suite 276
        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

Faculty/staff parking fees for Fiscal Year 2022 will be reinstated effective September 1, 2021. Employees wishing to opt out of campus parking fees for FY22 will have the opportunity to do so during the annual opt-out period which will occur in early August 2021. For additional information on faculty/staff parking please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/transportation-parking/policy/faculty-and-staff-permits.

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.

MEETING DATE

TIME

LINK*

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

1pm-2:30pm

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

12pm- 1:30pm

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Friday, April 16, 2021

10am- 11:30am

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

10am- 11:30am

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

3pm- 4:30pm

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Friday, April 23, 2021

12pm- 1:30pm

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

9am- 10:30am

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

6pm- 7:30pm

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

12pm- 1:30pm

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Monday, May 3, 2021

2pm- 3:30pm

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

4pm- 5:30pm

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VSP (Vision Service Plan)

MEETING DATE

TIME

LINK*

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

12pm-1pm

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Questions?

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

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