1. Public Employees' Benefit Board (PEBB)
2. Cost of CORE health insurance coverage (medical, vision, dental, employee basic life)
3. PEBB Health Improvement & Cost Containment Programs (HEM, Tobacco, Other Group Coverage)
4. Eligibility, Enrollment Options, and Timelines
5. How to enroll and/or Make Changes
6. When does coverage go into effect?
7. Medical plans (Core benefit)
8. Dental plans (Core benefit)
9. Vision plans (Core benefit)
10. Employee basic life insurance & Travel Assist (Core benefit)
11. Optional benefits (optional life, disability, long-term care, flexible spending accounts)
12. Health & Wellness Programs
13. Verify your benefit deductions on your earnings statement
14. Required notices
1. Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB)
The Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) is a labor-management board that designs, contracts and administers benefits for Oregon state employees. These benefits meet IRS code requirements as a Cafeteria Plan, so they provide tax advantages.
2. Cost of CORE Health Insurance Coverage
Effective for 2017 Plan Year Coverage:
- OSU employer contribution is 95% of the premium cost for the plan and enrollment tier you select.
- Classified employees enrolled in the least costly plan in the county in which they work or live: OSU employer contribution is 97%.
- Employee contribution is 5% of the premium cost for the plan and enrollment tier you select.
- Classified employees enrolled the least costly plan in the county in which they work or live: Employee contribution is 3%.
- If your base* monthly salary rate is less than or equal to $2,885 (effective 12/1/2014), OSU will pay an additional monthly premium subsidy of $40 toward your premium costs. The monthly subsidy will stop if your base salary later increases above $2,885 per month. *Base salary rate is determined by the Salary Schedule Salary Range/Step and is the full-time equivalent. Differentials, Overtime, etc. do not factor into the base.
- Part-time Classified Employees at .75 FTE or above receive an employer contribution of 95% of the premium cost for the plan and enrollment tier selected in a Full-time Plan. The employee's contribution is 5%. If the employee enrolls in the least costly plan in the county in which they work or live the employee contribution is 3% and the employer contribution is 97%.
Estimate your total Monthly premium costs:
- PEBB Payroll Deduction Estimator - select your plans and answer a couple of questions and the calculator will calculate your monthly premium cost for you.
Tax Consequences when adding a Domestic Partner and/or a Domestic Partner's children:
6. When does coverage go into effect
Generally, coverage goes into effect the first of the month following your online enrollment or receipt of enrollment forms by OSU. Exceptions are when a plan requires review of medical history before approving or denying coverage (Optional Life and Long-term Care insurance). Coverage in these plans goes into effect the first of the month after approval by the plan.