Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment


Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2020, and ends November 15, 2020, for the Plan Year covering January 1 - December 31, 2021.


During Open Enrollment eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to review, renew, and make changes to select benefit plans. You may:

  • Enroll, cancel or make changes to Health Plan benefit elections (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Add or drop dependents, based on Health Plan eligibility requirements (see dependent eligibility guidelines)
  • Enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – continued participation requires re-enrollment each plan year
  • Make elections for voluntary group term life insurance (VGTLI) spouse and/or child(ren) coverage
  • Even if you are making no other changes, be sure to review any dependents who are currently enrolled under your health care coverage, in conjunction with the plans’ eligibility requirements (see dependent eligibility guidelines). Be sure to drop ineligible dependents and change your health plan coverage level if applicable.

    Important Dates

    Be sure to note the following important dates applicable to Open Enrollment:

    • November 1-15, 2020 - Open Enrollment for the 2021 plan year. Submit your benefit election enrollment forms manually by printing, completing and submitting appropriate form(s) listed below to the Office of Human Resources.
    • November 15, 2020 - The deadline to submit your benefit election forms to the Office of Human Resources.
    • January 1, 2021 - The date that benefit plan elections made during this Open Enrollment period become effective.
    • January 1 – December 31, 2021 - The plan year during which benefit plan elections made during this Open Enrollment period will be effective. Also, new initiatives for Your Plan 4 Health will begin January 1, 2021.

    Benefits Plan Information


    Enrollment forms

    Other Forms


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