J-1 and Post Doctoral Employees

If your appointment is through OSU and is half-time or greater (.50 FTE) and is for at least 90-days, you may be eligible for benefits. Please contact your Department or Business Center if you are unsure of your appointment status.

Health Insurance Information:

Postdoctoral Scholars who do not qualify for benefits and J-1 visa recipients may be eligible to purchase health insurance through the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) on a self-pay basis. To determine eligibility please contact BenefitHelp Solutions (BHS). They administer the self-pay participant program for PEBB. They can be reached at: 1-800-556-3137 or https://www.benefithelpsolutions.com/members/group-members/pebb