Benefits Eligibility - Human Resources at Ohio State
Ohio State’s total rewards package includes benefits that support your health, finances, work-life balance and education. Use the filters below to get an estimation of your eligibility for specific benefits. Ohio State uses job family, along with percentage full-time equivalency (FTE) and employee type (Regular, Term, Temporary, Seasonal and Intermittent) to define benefits eligibility and premium rates. If you are unsure of your job family or employee type, FTE or standard hours, check with your department human resources contact.
Employees who hold Intermittent positions are only eligible for OPERS and STRS retirement benefits.
Faculty & Staff – Includes Senior Unclassified Administrative and Professional Staff (Sr. A&P), Unclassified Administrative and Professional Staff (A&P), Classified Civil Service Staff (CCS).
Regular – Any faculty or staff (classified or unclassified) position of any percentage of FTE (up to 100%) for which the employment relationship between the university and the individual is intended to be ongoing.
Term – Faculty or Unclassified staff position for which the employment relationship between the university and the individual is intended for a designated period of time, normally greater than one year but less than three years.
Temporary – Any faculty or staff position for which the employment relationship between the university and the individual is intended for a designated period of time not to exceed 12 continuous months.
Seasonal – A classified or unclassified staff position for which employment is intended to recur for a specified finite period of time during a particular time of the year.
Intermittent – A classified or unclassified staff position which serves at the discretion of the unit and for which the employee works irregular hours or days on an as-needed basis, not to exceed 50% FTE over the course of any 12-month period. Employees who hold Intermittent positions are only eligible for OPERS and STRS retirement benefits.
100% FTE – 40 standard hours per week
75% FTE – 30 standard hours per week
50% FTE – 20 standard hours per week
Note: Employees who hold Intermittent positions are only eligible for OPERS and STRS retirement benefits and are not included in the options below.
- Faculty & Staff
- Associated Faculty
- Clinical Instructor House Staff
- Visiting Faculty
- Postdoctoral Scholar
- Regular or Term
*Vision Plan eligibility excludes pediatric faculty who also hold an appointment with Nationwide Children's Hospital.
*To determine eligibility and feasibility of a flexible work arrangement for your position, please discuss the policy and specific process information with your supervisor.
^Homeownership incentives are available to faculty and staff with regular appointments of 50% FTE or greater. This does not include Term or Temp appointments.