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Information about Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits

Open Enrollment for 2022 will be November 1-15, 2021. Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for eligible employees to evaluate benefit options and make elections for the coming year. This year’s changes include a new dental plan offering and an enhanced incentive for participating in new wellness programs via Your Plan for Health (YP4H).

Enrollment for autumn 2021 tuition assistance closing on August 27

The enrollment window for autumn semester 2021 tuition assistance ends Friday, August 27, 2021. Applications are required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance and dependent tuition assistance.

Enrollment window for tuition assistance now open for autumn semester

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each term, and the enrollment window for autumn semester 2021 is June 28-August 27, 2021. Eligible faculty and staff can apply in Workday (recommended) or with paper forms for dependent tuition assistance and faculty and staff tuition assistance.

Tuition assistance enrollment window for summer semester ends May 14

Applications will be required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance. Eligible faculty and staff can apply in Workday (recommended) or with paper forms. The enrollment window for summer semester 2021 ends May 14, 2021.

New enrollment requirements for tuition assistance begin summer semester

Applications will be required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance and dependent tuition assistance. The enrollment window for summer semester 2021 is March 22-May 14, 2021.

Deadline extended for spring semester dependent tuition assistance

The university is extending the deadline for eligible employees to apply for dependent tuition assistance for spring semester 2021 to 11:59 p.m. March 5, 2021. This one-time extension for the spring 2021 semester only is in response to potential challenges with completing enrollment due to the recent transition from PeopleSoft to Workday.

Enrollment deadline for Spring Dependent Tuition Assistance

Applications for dependent tuition assistance (DTA) must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2021 closes January 15. Eligible faculty and staff can go to Workday to apply online or with paper applications. The student must have a Social Security number on file with Buckeye Link to receive dependent tuition assistance.

Updated election process for Supplemental Retirement Accounts

Upcoming system upgrades and policy revisions will impact the timing of new and revised elections to Supplemental Retirement Accounts (SRA) as of January 4, 2021.

Benefits actions during Employee Self Service downtime

The shutdown of Peoplesoft in advance of the Workday launch will affect access to certain benefits actions in Employee Self Service (ESS). While these dates are being communicated in other channels, here is a brief list.

Benefits Confirmation Statements now available online

Faculty and staff eligible for Ohio State benefits can review their 2021 Benefits Confirmation Statement online through December 4, 2020. Employees will also receive a copy of the 2021 Benefits Confirmation Statement at their home addresses. It is very important that employees review their 2021 benefits elections and verify that all are accurate.

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Using Workday for 2022 Benefits Open Enrollment

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Reminder: Drug-Free Workplace Policy enhances safety

Ohio State supports a drug-free work environment to provide for the health and safety of the university community. The Drug-Free Workplace Policy addresses the use of controlled substances on campus, and applies to faculty, staff, graduate associates and student employees.

Enrollment for autumn 2021 tuition assistance closing on August 27

The enrollment window for autumn semester 2021 tuition assistance ends Friday, August 27, 2021. Applications are required each applicable semester to receive faculty and staff tuition assistance and dependent tuition assistance.

Submit Flexible Work Agreement online by September 30

As Ohio State continues to support flexible work arrangements - whether remote, in the office or hybrid - all employees need to appropriately document their work locations. All faculty and staff who are working remotely in any capacity need to complete an online Flexible Work Agreement and have it approved by their manager by September 30.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

Faculty and staff have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Ohio State vs. University of Tulsa football game on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. Opt-in by Friday, Aug. 20, at 11:59 p.m.
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