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.