Benefits Open Enrollment for Graduate Associates - Human Resources at Ohio State

2021 Benefits Open Enrollment for Graduate Associates

All student employees are required to have health insurance. As a graduate associate, you have several options for coverage:

  • Student Health Insurance
  • The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Health Plan
  • A source outside of the university

Open Enrollment for 2021 benefits is November 1-15, 2020, for Graduate Associates who select the Faculty and Staff Health Plan. This coverage will be effective January 1, 2021, and you must be eligible as of that date. This coverage is for medical and prescription drug only. It does not include dental or vision benefits.

If you are currently enrolled in student health insurance and continue to be eligible during spring semester, that coverage will be effective through August 16, 2021. Enrolling in both student health insurance and the Faculty and Staff Health Plans will result in you paying for both plans.

If you have questions about Ohio State’s Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan, you should contact the Student Health Insurance office.

2021 Faculty and Staff Health Plan for Students – Monthly Rates
Coverage Prime Care Advantage Prime Care Choice
Student Only $286.07 $270.49
Student + Spouse $631.37 $568.04
Student + Children $556.21 $500.41
Family $928.46 $845.29

 

You are eligible for coverage in the University’s Faculty and Staff Health Plans as long as you remain employed in an eligible position. Your coverage will remain effective through the end of the month that you last work or hold an eligible appointment.

If you are… And… You need to…
Not currently enrolled in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans. You do not want to participate in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans. Do nothing.
Not currently enrolled in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans. You want to drop other coverage and enroll in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans. Check with your current health plan to determine rules about terminating that coverage if you do not wish to pay for coverage under more than one health plan; then submit the Health Election Medical Form to HR Connection by November 15, 2020.
Currently enrolled in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans. You want to remain enrolled in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans in 2021. Do nothing; your current election will carry forward for 2021 as long as you remain eligible. View rates above.
Currently enrolled in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans. You want to change or drop your coverage in the Faculty and Staff Health Plans. Submit the Health Election Medical Form to HR Connection by November 15, 2020.