Open Enrollment – Eligibility - Human Resources at Ohio State

2022 Open Enrollment

November 1-15, 2021


Ohio State uses certain criteria to define benefits eligibility and employee contribution rates for benefit coverage. The interactive Benefits Eligibility Tool is a resource that you may use to determine your eligibility for certain benefits. Select your criteria, such as FTE and job family, for general information about your eligibility for specific benefits. Definitions to help determine job family, employee type and full-time equivalency are included.

When enrolling in your benefits, Workday will only reflect the benefits for which you are eligible.

Dependent Eligibility

You are encouraged to review Dependent Eligibility Requirements for each of the dependents currently on your medical, dental and/or vision coverage, as well as any dependents you intend to add during Open Enrollment. If any currently covered dependents will no longer meet eligibility requirements as of January 1, 2022, you must remove them from your health plans during Open Enrollment.

Ohio State requires employees to verify eligibility for any dependent enrolled in the medical, dental and vision benefit that has not yet been verified. Alight Dependent Verification Center conducts dependent eligibility verification on our behalf. A Dependent Eligibility Verification Packet will be mailed to your home address from Alight during January. The packet will include any dependent on at least one of these benefits whose eligibility must still be verified. When your packet arrives in the mail, follow the steps to submit the required documentation by the deadline stated in the packet. Failure to provide proof of eligibility for each applicable dependent will result in termination of their coverage.

Also, to ensure the accuracy of Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting to the IRS, please verify that the name and date of birth on file for each covered dependent identically matches IRS records. If you need to correct dependent information, please follow these instructions to make changes.

Annual Response Required for Coordination of Benefits

If you cover a spouse or dependent child on your medical benefit, you will receive an annual request for information about any other medical coverage they may have.

Your response is required, even if your dependent does not have other coverage. In instances where an individual is covered by more than one plan, you will be asked for additional information in order to determine which plan is responsible for primary coverage to ensure accurate claim payments. Trustmark Health Benefits will send this Request for Additional Coverage Information in February. Failure to provide the information by the requested due date will result in delays in claim payments.

Open Enrollment Information