Benefits - Human Resources at Ohio State
December 21, 2020 |
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.
November 30, 2020 |
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.
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.
November 19, 2020 |
Dependent tuition assistance applications must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2021 is open Monday, November 23, 2020 through Friday, January 15, 2021.
November 10, 2020 |
To reduce your cost for health care and receive the full premium credit for 2021, complete a Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA) by Monday, Dec. 14, at 11:59 p.m. The PHA will not be available for completion starting December 15 to prepare for the transition from PeopleSoft to Workday. The PHA should be available again in early January.
October 29, 2020 |
In follow-up to recent communications about changes to tuition assistance benefits, the timeline for changes has been updated. As a result, no changes will be implemented for spring semester 2021. Please review the updates and revised timeline.
September 29, 2020 |
Enhancements to university-sponsored retirement plans will take effect in January 2021. These enhancements apply to the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP), supplemental plans and executive plan.
September 4, 2020 |
The Office of Human Resources offers two monthly 90-minute webinars, one on health and wellness benefits and one on retirement options, for new and newly eligible employees.
September 1, 2020 |
The window to enroll in dependent tuition assistance for autumn semester 2020 has been extended to Friday, September 4, to align with academic registration deadlines. Students must have a Social Security number on file with BuckeyeLink in order to receive tuition assistance. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term.
August 21, 2020 |
Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each semester. The enrollment window for autumn semester 2020 closes Friday, August 28, 2020. Students must have their social security number on file with Buckeye Link in order to receive the Dependent Tuition Assistance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Applications for tuition assistance benefits must be submitted each semester, and the enrollment window for spring semester 2023 ends January 13, 2023.
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.
As a reminder, elections you made during 2023 Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2023.
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.