Summary of Benefits

A quick summary of plans for academic and professional employees, classified employees and J-1 and post doc employees.

Public Employees Benefits Board

Enroll online as a newly hired employee or during Open Enrollment. Check your benefits at anytime, update personal and dependent info and enter or change beneficiary designations.

Plan Contacts & Group Number

Includes contact information as well as Plan Group Numbers for all of our Insurance Plans


The Public Employees Retirement System is an organization that serves our members by enabling informed retirement and health benefits decisions and delivering retirement and health benefits.

Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

The Optional Retirement 401(a) Plan - the “ORP”- is a defined contribution plan that academic and administrative unclassified employees may choose in lieu of PERS membership.

Smoking Cessation

Your PEBB benefits give you comprehensive support to quit through no-cost access to Quit for Life.

Weight Watchers

As a principal subscriber in a PEBB medical plan, you already have access to no-cost participation in Weight Watchers, as does your covered spouse or domestic partner.

Benefit Forms

Includes Forms for Reimbursements, Staff Fee Privilges, Tax Deferred Investment and Savings Plan, and Workers Compensaiton.

Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACS), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is federal legislation signed into law by President Obama in March 2010.  The ACA was enacted with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance.

Benefits FAQ's

Including eligibility, enrollment, group numbers, insurance cards, making changes to plans, deductions, counseling services, Family Medical LeaveWorkers' Compensation and more.

Earnings Statement – How to Read

A sample Earnings Statement detailing the information contained in each section of the document.

Family and Medical Leave Information

  • Faculty & Staff: Informational handbook, forms, FAQs
  • Gradutate Assistants & Postdoctoral Scholars - OSU Family and Medical Leave policies

New & Newly Benefit Eligible Employees

Review your health plan options and enroll; review your pension and retirement savings options.

J-1 and Postdoctoral Employees

J-1 and Postdoctoral employees working at OSU, who do not qualify for an employer contribution (working less than .50 FTE or less than 90 consecutive days), are eligible for medical and dental coverage negotiated through the Public Employees' Benefit Board (PEBB) on a self-pay basis.  For More Information

Leaving Employment

Resources to help you in the process of leaving OSU for Retirement or Other reasons.

Tenure Relinquishment

Policies, Procedures, and Applications for both Full and Partial Tenure Relinquishment

If you do not find what you need here, visit the A-Z Index or contact an Employee Benefits Staff Member.