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Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2023-24 annual Benefits Open Enrollment period ended on May 10, 2023.

Open Enrollment is the one time each year you can enroll or make changes in your health care benefits. Otherwise, changes may only be made if a qualifying family status change has occurred. This years' Benefits Open Enrollment period is April 17, 2023 through May 10, 2023. Any enrollment changes made during the enrollment period are effective July 1, 2023.

Individual emails will be sent in groups throughout the afternoon of April 17th to all benefits eligible faculty and staff with more information and further instructions. 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.


2023-24 Benefit Changes

PPO Premium Increases

Due to the impact of rising health care costs, Faculty, Administrators, AFSCME 3200 and FOP medical PPO Plan premiums are scheduled to increase between $10 to $19 per month for single plans and $39 to $69 per month for family plans depending on salary level. AFSCME 1699 medical plan premiums will increase to $75.22 per pay for employee only plans, $150.43 for employee + 1 dependent and $225.65 for family plans.

Dental Premiums Increase

Dental and Dental with Orthodontia premiums have increased slightly.

Health care Flexible Spending Account Contribution Amount Increases

The health FSA contribution limit is $3,050 for 2023, up from $2,850 last year.

AFSCME 1699 Plan Changes

Increases to Deductible and Out of Pocket Maximum Amounts

Plan cost sharing including deductible and out-of-pocket maximums are increasing while co-pays and co-insurance are remaining at their current levels. The individual deductible will increase to $600 and the family deductible to $1200 for in-network providers. Employees must pay this amount before the plan begins to pay for covered services. Some specific services, such as preventive care, do not apply to the deductible.  

The Out of Pocket Maximum equals the total amount employees will pay for deductible and co-insurance during the plan year. The AFSCME 1699 individual Out of Pocket Maximum will increase to $2,800 while the family will go up to $5,600 for in-network providers.

Implementation of PrudentRx Specialty Drug Copay Program

Beginning in 2021 Faculty, Administrators, AFSCME 3200 and FOP members began taking advantage of a Specialty Drug Copay Program that CVS Caremark offers through PrudentRx. This program is being extended to AFSCME 1699 members beginning July 1, 2023. There is no cost associated with the program and only those who utilize specialty prescription drugs will need to enroll.


Benefit 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 2022-23 guides.



Ohio University's benefit plans charge premiums based on the salary bracket, coverage level and number of pays per year. Benefit Premiums; the rate listed will be deducted from your paycheck each pay. Faculty benefit premiums are deducted over 18 pays each year from August 30 through May 15. Administrators on a 10 month contract have benefit deductions over 20 pays, 11 months over 22 pays and 12 months over 24 pays. AFSCME 1699, AFSCME 3200, FOP and Administrative Hourly are on the bi-weekly payroll and receive 26 pays per year.

Choose your employment group to view 2023-24 Premiums:


Logging in

Benefits open enrollment will be available online beginning on the afternoon of Monday, April 17th via My Personal Information (MPI) - Benefits Self Service:

  1. Login* to
  2. Choose My Personal Information
  3. Choose Benefits Self Service

*You must be enrolled in multi-factor authentication to access My Personal Information. Visit OIT's Getting Started with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication site to learn more. Download the MPI: Benefits Self Service User Guide [PDF] for instructions on updating your benefits.

Accessing the system will allow you to:

  • Review current coverages and make necessary changes
  • Enroll or waive the following:
    • the PPO medical plan which includes prescription drug coverage
    • one of two vision plans
    • the dental plan or dental with orthodontia plan
    • flexible spending accounts
      • Health care account for eligible health care expenses for you and/or eligible dependents
      • Dependent Child Care account, for eligible child care expenses for eligible dependents (can also be used for adult-day care expenses for eligible dependents)
    • supplemental and/or dependent life insurance
    • the short term disability plan
  • For additional information on faculty/staff parking please visit:



Note:  those who wish to add a dependent or beneficiary that is a current or former Ohio University employee or student OR someone who does not have a social security number should complete the Request for Benefits Office to add Dependent or Beneficiary [PDF] form. This completed form may be uploaded to the Benefits secure upload site(opens in a new window). Once processed, benefits will email confirmation and employees may access MPI: Benefits Self Service to enroll or update coverages.

Documentation Required

Those who add a dependent during open enrollment must submit proper documentation (Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, etc.). Visit for a complete listing.

Documents may be uploaded to the Benefits Secure Site,  sent via campus mail to Human Resources, ATTN: Benefits, Grosvenor Hall 307 or mailed via US mail to:
   Ohio University Human Resources
   ATTN: Benefits
   Grosvenor Hall 307
   1 Ohio University
   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.


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.

2023-24 Benefits Open Enrollment Presentation Slides [PDF]




Tuesday, April 18, 2023

2pm- 3pm

Thursday, April 20, 2023 11am- 12pm
Monday, April 24, 2023 1pm- 2pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 3pm- 4pm
Friday, April 28, 2023 10am- 11am
Monday, May 1, 2023 10am- 11am
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1:30pm- 2:30pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 3pm- 4pm

Click here to join the meeting


Benefit Vendor Webinars

Open Enrollment is a great time to learn more about the supplemental benefits available to you. These informational webinars provide a brief overview and allow time for a question and answer session.





Anthem Overview Friday, April 21, 2023 12pm- 1pm
Impact Solutions Overview Tuesday, April 25, 2023 11am- 12pm


Personalized Medical
Thursday, April 27, 2023 11am- 12pm Click here to view the recording
Planning for Retirement- Long-Term and Short-Term Ideas
OUCU Financial

Wednesday, May 3, 2023


12pm- 1pm


Click here to view the recording


USI Presents: the Benefits Resource Center Friday, May 5, 2023 12pm- 1pm

Click here to view the presentation [PDF]

Coffee Break with Impact
Turn your coffee break into a healthy wake-up for your body and your mind

Wednesday, May 10, 2023




Click here to register


WageWorks/ Health Equity On Demand On Demand FSA: A Flexible Way to Save

VSP- Vision Service Plan is unable to offer a webinar but check out these informative handouts!


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 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. Visit the Life Insurance page for further details.


The annual faculty/staff permit renewal opt-in/opt-out period for FY24 will take place in June 2023 (Monday, June 12, 2023 at 8 AM through Friday, June 30, 2023 at 3 PM). Additional information regarding the renewal process and procedures for those electing to opt-in/out will be sent via e-mail to eligible employees in early June 2023.

For additional information on faculty/staff parking please visit: or contact the Transportation and Parking Services Customer Care Center at 740-593-1917 (Monday-Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM) or


If you have questions or need assistance please email

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