Benefits and Life Events

Benefits and Life Events

​Benefits Eligibility & Information

Benefits Eligibility Chart

The Benefits Eligibility Chart, available at this link, indicates benefits eligibility by appointment type & FTE and provides links to additional information about each benefit.

Information regarding IRS Form 1095-C is available at this link.

Leave and COVID-19 Pandemic

Information regarding leave options and the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is available at this link.

Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. 

Life Events and Your Pre-tax Benefits

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations permit employees to drop, add or change benefit plans paid with pre-tax dollars during the plan year when a "qualifying status change" occurs. Changes to benefits choices must be made within 31 days of the status change.

Qualifying status changing events include:

  • Marriage;
  • Divorce, legal separation or annulment;
  • Death of employee, spouse or dependent;
  • Birth, adoption or placement of adoption of child;
  • Employment status changes for the employee, employee's spouse or dependent, e.g., beginning or ending employment (including retirement) or unpaid leave of absence;
  • Dependent turning aging 26.

Except for these types of events employee's may only change their pre-tax benefits choices during the annual open enrollment period.

Generally, changes may be made to benefits paid with after-tax dollars at anytime. 

Employee Discounts


Contact Sherry Abbott, HR Generalist, at 740-364-9550 or abbott.123@osu.edu.