Open Enrollment – Checklist/Steps to Enroll - Human Resources at Ohio State

2018 Open Enrollment

November 1-14, 2017

Checklist/Steps to Enroll

The 2018 Open Enrollment window is now closed.

During Open Enrollment, you can make elections for health plans (medical, dental, vision), Flexible Spending Accounts and life insurance.

Open Enrollment is also the only opportunity to cancel short-term disability coverage effective January 1, 2018. There is no Open Enrollment to elect short-term disability. You may enroll at any time, with Evidence of Insurability (EOI). For more information, visit Short-Term Disability.

Review all Voluntary Group Term Life (VGTLI) coverage options for you and/or spouse/same-sex domestic partner.  EOI is required for all coverage options.

  • Sign up for a benefits forum or webinar or watch a pre-recorded video online (coming soon).
  • Log into Employee Self Service to use myBenefitsMentor, an interactive informed enrollment resource. This resource can help model your 2018 medical and pharmacy costs when determining what plan is best for you and what amount to contribute to your Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • Review your current coverage at Employee Self Service by clicking Benefits Summary under the eBenefits folder.
  • Between November 1-14, 2017, go to Employee Self Service to make elections for health plans (medical, dental, vision), FSA and life insurance.

The 2018 Open Enrollment window is now closed.

  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 user name or password? Visit for information on how to recover you user name or reset your password.
  2. Click Open Enrollment under the eBenefits folder (on the right hand side) to review and make your benefit elections.
  3. Click Authorize & Submit as the final action for your elections to be saved.
  4. Review and print your confirmation statement and keep a copy for your records.

Kiosks for online enrollment are available in the 3rd floor lobby of the Office of Human Resources located at 1590 North High St., Suite 300. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

  • Aronoff Laboratory, 318 West 12th Ave., Room 019
  • Maintenance Building, 2000 Tuttle Park Place, Rooms 201, 204B and 027
  • Biological Sciences Building, 484 West 12th Ave., Room 141
  • McCracken Power Plant, 304 Annie & John Glenn Ave., Room 111

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Open Enrollment Information