Open Enrollment – Enrollment Assistance - Human Resources at Ohio State

2021 Open Enrollment

November 1-15, 2020

Enrollment Assistance

During 2021 Open Enrollment, you can make elections for health plans (medical, dental, vision), flexible spending accounts and VGTLI child life insurance plans. All elections made during Open Enrollment become effective January 1, 2021.

Enrollment Assistance Details

  • Review plan details.
  • View a live webinar or watch a recorded presentation online. Details can be found below.
  • Review your current coverage at Employee Self Service by clicking Benefits Summary under the eBenefits folder.
  • Between November 1-15, 2020, go to Employee Self Service to make your benefit elections for 2021.
Authorize & Submit!
You must click Authorize & Submit when finished. If you skip this step, your elections will not be completed or captured for 2021.
  1. Go to Employee Self Service. You will need your Ohio State username (last name.#), password and your BuckeyePass1 authentication to log in. Forgot your username or password? Visit for information on how to recover your username or reset your password.
  2. Click Open Enrollment under the eBenefits folder to review and make your benefit elections.
  3. Click Authorize & Submit2 as the final action for your elections to be saved.
  4. Review and print your confirmation statement and keep a copy for your records.
Available Kiosks and Computers

Kiosks for online enrollment are available in the 3rd floor lobby of the Office of Human Resources located at 1590 North High Street, Suite 300 by appointment only. Please contact HR Connection at 614-247-myHR (6947) or (800) 678-6010 to schedule.

Computers available to Office of Administration and Planning staff are in the following locations:

  • Aronoff Laboratory, 318 West 12th Ave., Room 014 (1 computer), Room 016 (1 computer), Room 109 (3 computers)
  • Maintenance Building, 2000 Tuttle Park Place, Rooms 201 (3 computers), 205/215B (5 computers, plus one nearby) and 027 (4 computers)

Computers available to East Hospital faculty and staff are in the following locations:

  • East Hospital Café – 1 kiosk computer
  • East Hospital Medical Staff Library – 12 computers

Check with your supervisor or human resources professional for availability of shared computing resources in your area.

1 BuckeyePass is a second layer of authentication for your Ohio State account. Read more at
2 If you do not click Authorize & Submit, your elections will not be completed or captured for 2021.

Open Enrollment Information