Benefits Presentations - Human Resources at Ohio State

New Employee Onboarding

A guide for new employees

Benefits Presentations

The Office of Human Resources offers video presentations, webinars and in-person events to help you understand your health coverage and retirement benefit options. The health and retirement benefits Ohio State offers to eligible faculty and staff have a longstanding reputation for being exceptional. We hope these educational resources help you make the most of these benefits.

Webinars

The Office of Human Resources offers webinars on health and wellness benefits and retirement options for new and newly eligible employees. Benefits consultants will compare key features of the plans and address issues you need to consider when making your decisions.

This 150-minute webinar will provide faculty and staff with the information needed to make an informed choice regarding Retirement and Health and Welfare options as a new hire. This session will provide a combination of Retirement and Health and Welfare Benefits information with the first 75-minutes focused on Retirement Plan choices and the second 75-minutes focused on Health and Welfare Plan choices.

Part 1: Retirement

You have 120 days from the effective date of your eligible appointment to choose a retirement program. During the 120 day enrollment period, you may elect to participate in the Ohio Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) or the State System. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) for staff and State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) for faculty.

The Office of Human Resources offers retirement choices forums to provide a high-level summary of the plans available to new faculty and staff. During these sessions, Benefit Analysts will compare key features of the ARP, and OPERS/STRS, and will address issues you need to consider when making your decision.

Part 2: Health and Welfare

You have 30 days from the effective date of your eligible appointment to enroll in health benefits. During the 30 day enrollment period, you may elect coverage in one of the several medical plans available, dental and vision coverage, dependent and health care flexible spending accounts, short-term disability, and voluntary group term life insurance coverage.

During these sessions, Benefits Analysts will compare key features of the medical plans and other health benefits and will address issues you need to consider when making your decision.

Upcoming Sessions and Registration Information

Upcoming dates and a zoom link to the presentation can be found at BuckeyeLearn. You will not need to register for this session simply sign in during the designated times listed in Buckeyelearn

This 90-minute webinar  provides you with information that you need to successfully navigate your benefits choices as a new hire. You have 30 days from the effective date of your eligible appointment to enroll in health benefits.

During the 30 day enrollment period, you may elect coverage in one of the several medical plans available, dental and vision coverage, dependent and health care flexible spending accounts, short-term disability, dependent group term life insurance, and voluntary group term life insurance coverage.

This online webinar will be presented live by HR benefits consultants and provides you with the opportunity to view it from any computer. You will NOT need to come to the Gateway Building to view the webinar.

During these sessions, Benefits Consultants will compare key features of the medical plans and other health benefits, and will address issues you need to consider when making your decision.

This session will not include information on retirement choices.

Upcoming dates and registration information can be found at BuckeyeLearn.

This 90-minute webinar will provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice regarding your retirement plan options as a new hire. You have 120 days from the effective date of your eligible appointment to choose a retirement program.

During the 120 day enrollment period, you may elect to participate in the Ohio Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP), Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) for staff, or State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) for faculty.

This online webinar will be presented live by HR benefits consultants and provides you with the opportunity to view it from any computer. You will NOT need to come to the Gateway Building to view the webinar.

During these sessions Benefits Consultants will compare key features of the ARP, and OPERS/STRS, and will address issues you need to consider when making your decision.

Upcoming dates and registration information can be found at BuckeyeLearn.

Videos

The videos below explain your benefits as an employee at The Ohio State University. The videos include important information, next steps and enrollment deadlines.

This video covers the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) and the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP). You are also encouraged to use STRS Seminars as a resource.

This video covers the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP). You are also encouraged to use OPERS Educational Opportunities as a resource.