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New in 2022! Enhanced Well-Being Programs

New physical and emotional well-being programs can help you meet your personal goals. You can also earn even more YP4H incentives, including an additional $100 HRA credit bonus or $20 PulseCash bonus (depending on your medical plan enrollment status).

Enrollment window for spring tuition assistance closes January 14

Applications are 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 spring semester 2022 ends January 14, 2022.

Enrollment window open for spring semester

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each term, and the enrollment window for spring semester 2022 is November 23, 2021-January 14, 2022. Eligible faculty and staff can apply in Workday (recommended) or with paper forms for dependent tuition assistance and faculty and staff tuition assistance.

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.

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New Wellness Benefits Available for Eligible Faculty and Staff

With the new year underway, eligible faculty and staff have access to new and enhanced benefits as part of Ohio State’s commitment to employee wellness.

Important Prescription Drug Benefit Update

Express Scripts, Inc., the pharmacy benefit manager that provides retail and online pharmacy network providers and services for The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Health Plan, has recently notified Ohio State of Kroger’s intent to end their pharmacy provider agreement with them at the end of 2022.

Staff Compensation Policy

The Salary Administration & Classification policy has been renamed the "Staff Compensation Policy 3.10," and the content has been revised effective Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The update merges two policies, and most content is carried over from the previous policies.

Ohio State honored with 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award

The Ohio State University and the Wexner Medical Center were honored with the 2022 Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award on October 17, 2022. The award recognizes the commitment to individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Weather-related resources and closing reminders

It is important to be aware of the university’s weather-related resources and policy, know your disaster designation and learn how to check the university’s status. Although Ohio State strives to remain open, faculty and staff can be prepared by reviewing this policy and taking note of the resources.

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Emergency back-up care option for weather closures

Ohio State employees can access up to 10 days of emergency back-up care with a copay as part of expanded family care benefits available through Bright Horizons. This includes when you need a care provider while you work during weather-related school and care center closures. Register in advance with Bright Horizons.

Enrollment Window for Spring Tuition Assistance Closing

Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each semester, and the enrollment window for spring semester 2023 ends January 13, 2023.

1095-C Tax Form for Employees

Employees will soon receive tax form 1095-C for the previous tax year as part of the university’s reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The 1095-C contains information about medical coverage offered to employees and their dependents by Ohio State. Employees can choose via Workday to receive the form online or by mail.

2023 Benefits Information

As a reminder, elections you made during 2023 Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2023.

Distinguished Staff Award nominations open

The Distinguished Staff Award, the university’s highest honor for staff, recognizes staff members who have made an impact at Ohio State and demonstrated the university’s shared values. The annual award honors 12 staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the university. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 27, at 5 p.m.
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