2022/10/20 – 2023 Open Enrollment Benefits Information - Human Resources at Ohio State

2023 Open Enrollment Benefits Information

Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for you to evaluate your benefit options and make elections for the upcoming year.

Open Enrollment for the 2023 benefit plan year is November 1-15, 2022.

We strongly encourage you to visit the Open Enrollment website to learn about 2023 benefits, check benefits eligibility and select options that best fit your needs for the coming year.

Three new 2023 benefits include:

  • Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSA) – Funded by the university, this personalized benefit provides employees flexibility to pay for a variety of eligible expenses that support overall well-being. A quarterly contribution of $125 will be allocated to eligible employees on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 to be used during that quarter.
  • Surrogacy assistance – In combination with the university’s adoption benefit, surrogacy assistance in 2023 will allow up to $10,000 of reimbursement per lifetime, per employee/family.
  • Caregiving back-up support – In early 2023, the university will introduce details about subsidized child and adult back-up care.

In addition to these new benefits, Ohio State is enhancing existing fertility coverage. The changes to both medical services and the pharmacy benefit will provide more inclusive coverage acknowledging diverse family structures and multiple paths to parenthood.

After maintaining medical plan deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums amounts the same since 2018, the incremental increases in 2023 keep pace with the continuing rise in health care costs. To help offset the increase in out-of-pocket costs, employees will have the ability to earn greater Health Reimbursement are available in 2023 for both employees and spouses enrolled in a medical plan.

Visit the Open Enrollment website for information on the benefits offered and changes for 2023.

In addition to the online resources, a printed overview of important Open Enrollment information and benefit updates will be mailed to your home. Live webinars and recorded videos will also be available.

Ohio State is proud to offer eligible faculty and staff exceptional benefits as part of your total rewards package.

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During Open Enrollment, Ohio State is sharing information about a new benefit that will be available in 2023 – Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSA). An LSA allows you to personalize your benefits and be reimbursed for eligible expenses that support overall health and well-being.

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Benefits Open Enrollment Summary Available in Workday

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2023 Open Enrollment benefits summary in Workday. The summary reflects enrollment in university-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts (FSA), life insurance and short-term disability plans that will be in effect January 1 - December 31, 2023.

Webinar on Roth Retirement Options

Fidelity Investments, Ohio State's lead retirement plan administrator, is hosting an "Ask Fidelity" webinar about Roth (after-tax) retirement contributions at noon on November 17.

Open Enrollment ends November 15

Open Enrollment ends Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. This is the final opportunity to make changes to 2023 benefit elections in Workday for full-time and part-time faculty and staff in regular, term or seasonal positions. Other employees need to use paper or PDF forms to enroll.

Open Enrollment Starts Today

Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits starts today, November 1, 2022, and ends November 15, 2022. Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to evaluate your benefit options and make any necessary elections for the coming year. Visit the Open Enrollment website for benefit details and information on webinars and recorded presentations.

2023 Open Enrollment Benefits Information

Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for eligible employees to evaluate benefit options and make elections for the coming year, will be November 1-15, 2022. This year’s enhancements include a new Lifestyle Spending Account funded by the university, back-up caregiving assistance and expanded fertility benefits in the health plan.
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