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Information about Wexner Medical Center and Medicare health plans

This year, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) will transition OPERS retirees age 65 and older to an individual Medicare plan (Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan). Open enrollment for selecting the new plan runs through Dec. 31, and coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2016.

Learn which plans cover care at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center and The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and download a free checklist with questions to ask when selecting a plan.

The Office of Human Resources encourages retirees to learn more detailed information from OPERS.

Ohio State Recognized by Heart Association as Fit-Friendly Worksite

Ohio State has been recognized as a Platinum-Level 2015 Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) for helping employees eat better and move more.

An American Heart Association Platinum-Level Fit Friendly Workplace. This workplace has been recognized by the American Heart Association for meeting criteria for employee wellness.

“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Ohio State. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said AJ Douglass, senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results for our worksite overall.”

Ohio State achieved this recognition for its wellness culture. For example, the university houses a variety of indoor fitness facilities, promotes free on-campus biometric screenings and offers the YP4H incentive points program, and 97 percent of benefits-enrolled faculty and staff complete an annual personal health assessment through the Your Plan for Health website.

The university earned the gold-level designation in 2010 and 2011. Since 2012, the university has earned platinum-level recognition.

AHA’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

For more information about the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and how it’s helping to improve the health of Americans by focusing on the workplace, visit

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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