Open Enrollment – Life Insurance - Human Resources at Ohio State

2022 Open Enrollment

November 1-15, 2021

Life Insurance

Choose from a variety of life insurance options in addition to the university provided Group Term Life Insurance (GTLI). Employees are encouraged to verify current beneficiary information during Open Enrollment.

Once enrolled, your life insurance coverage is underwritten by Minnesota Life Insurance Company, a Securian Financial Group affiliate. Securian Financial is the parent company to Minnesota Life and both represent the same company that provides Ohio State’s life insurance plans.

Voluntary Group Term Life Insurance (VGTLI)

Employee and Spouse

There is no opportunity during this Open Enrollment to purchase additional VGTLI coverage for yourself or your spouse without evidence of insurability (EOI). If you wish to elect or increase this coverage you can review the VGTLI coverage options for you and/or your spouse. An EOI request will be mailed to your home address following Open Enrollment. The effective date of VGTLI coverage will be determined following EOI approval.


During Open Enrollment, you have an opportunity to enroll in or increase VGTLI coverage for eligible dependent children up to age 26, with no EOI required. The only other time you may enroll in or increase this coverage is with a qualified status change.

The maximum amount of coverage available for each eligible child is $20,000.

Open Enrollment Information