Ohio University

Benefits Open Enrollment to begin Monday 4/12/21

The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is scheduled to begin the afternoon of April 12, 2021.  The enrollment period is scheduled to close on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.  Open Enrollment is the annual time period during which employees can change their benefits coverage and which dependents are covered.

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.

Beginning the afternoon of April 12th individual emails will be sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff announcing the official start of the open enrollment period.

Open Enrollment will be conducted through the My Personal Information (MPI) – Self Service Benefits web site.  See below for instructions to log in to the system and other helpful tips, including the Open Enrollment online meeting schedule.

If you have any questions, would like additional information, or are unable to access MPI to make benefit elections, please email the Benefits Office at benefits@ohio.edu or call (740) 593-1636.

2021-22 Benefits Information

Faculty, Administrators, Non Bargaining Classified and 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 PPO Premiums Increase

Increases were made to PPO Premiums during the last AFSCME Union negotiation.

Dental and Dental with Orthodontia premiums will decreased slightly.

For more information, including the PPO coverage chart and plan details, premiums, information on enrolling, changes for 2021-22, etc. visit:  https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/open-enrollment.


Benefits open enrollment will be available online Monday afternoon via My Personal Information (MPI) - Self Service Benefits:

  1. Login* to https://myhr.ohio.edu
  2. Choose My Personal Information
  3. Choose Self Service Benefits

*You must be enrolled in multi-factor authentication to access My Personal Information. Visit https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/accounts/multi-factor to learn more.

Web Browser Requirements

Any browser will work if you don't need to add or change dependents or beneficiaries (spouse, child, etc.).

Internet Explorer required for beneficiary updates

To add or modify a beneficiary (spouse, child, etc.), you must use Internet Explorer on Windows.

If you have a Mac and need to add or update a beneficiary, please email benefits@ohio.edu for assistance.

Keep in mind that the icons for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer are very similar. Make sure you are using the correct one:


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
      • Healthcare account for eligible healthcare 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
  • Learn about parking options. 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.

Online Benefits Open Enrollment Meetings

During open enrollment, general overview presentations with question and answer sessions will be held utilizing Microsoft Teams.




Tuesday, April 13, 2021


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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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As a reminder, Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity OHIO employees have to make changes to their benefits coverage plan options including: increasing/decreasing coverage; adding/dropping covered dependents; enrolling in flexible spending accounts and to opt out of parking (Athens campus only). In compliance with Federal regulations, other than during the annual Open Enrollment period, employees can only change their benefits if a qualifying event occurs. Review the when can I change web page for details regarding qualifying events.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the Benefits Office at benefits@ohio.edu or call 740-593-1636.