New Employee Onboarding

A guide for new employees

Benefits Overview

As part of your total rewards package, Ohio State is proud to provide access to high-quality benefits that support your health and financial goals. As a newly eligible employee, this page will help you navigate benefits and your related enrollment deadlines.

See the Additional Resources section for links to benefits presentations, required notices, steps to enroll, rates and Workday, where you can make your benefit elections online.

Printable Version of Ohio State’s Benefits Summary – Refer to the applicable plan, program and/or policy for additional information. If this summary differs from the plan, program or policy, the plan, program or policy will govern. Note: If you are a student employee, please visit our Student Employee Benefits page.

Several health and welfare benefits linked below have 30-day enrollment deadlines. See steps for how to enroll.

While all employees participate in a state retirement plan, Ohio State’s Alternative Retirement Plan has a 120-day enrollment deadline. Find more information for each plan option in the retirement section.

Benefit Information