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2015 Benefits Reminders and Updates

The Ohio State University is pleased to provide access to affordable, high-quality health care benefits. In order to get the most from the benefits you elected for 2015, please review the following reminders and updates.

Annual preventive care is an important part of maintaining good health

Ohio State medical, dental and vision plans offer preventive care covered at 100 percent when receiving care in-network. For more information about your health benefits, visit

Weight Watchers benefit is back and better than ever

Ohio State faculty and staff medical plans cover 50 percent of the Weight Watchers monthly program fee. As of March 1, coverage includes Weight Watchers online. For more information, visit

2015 YP4H Incentive Program

The sooner you complete your biometric screening and PHA, the sooner you can begin earning rewards and connect to valuable healthy lifestyle resources. Earn a medical plan premium credit, plan choice and up to $125 in gift cards by participating in the YP4H program. For more information, visit

Coverage for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Nexium 24HR

Nexium® 24HR is medication for the treatment of frequent heartburn. Beginning March 1, your pharmacy plan covers Nexium® 24HR with a $5 retail or $15 home delivery copayment. In order to obtain this over-the-counter benefit, have your physician write a prescription for Nexium® 24HR and send it to Express Scripts Home Delivery for a 90-day supply or take it to the pharmacy counter of your network retail pharmacy for a 30-day supply. For more details, contact the OSU Health Plan at 614-292-4700.

Dependent Eligibility Verification, Spring 2015

The Ohio State University is committed to offering high-quality health care coverage while being good stewards of its resources by managing costs of its benefits programs.

To ensure that benefits are being appropriately allocated to those who are eligible, the university requires all employees to verify their covered dependents’ eligibility. The university has contracted with Xerox HR Solutions (Xerox) on the verification process.

Ohio State employees who have not yet verified their dependents’ eligibility received instructions from Xerox in March 2015.

The deadline for submission of proof of eligibility was April 18.

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Faculty and Staff Benefits

The Ohio State University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, and more
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – contribute through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis for health care and/or dependent care
  • Retirement – while employed at Ohio State, your retirement contributions must be invested with one of the state retirement plans
  • Life Insurance – a variety of options are available to protect faculty and staff, and their dependents
  • Education – Ohio State offers tuition assistance for eligible faculty and staff and their dependents
  • Disability – Integrated Absence Management and Vocational Services, long-term disability, short-term disability, workers' compensation, and more


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