Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Open Enrollment: What's New in 2017?

October 21, 2016

Open enrollment is November 1-15. During this time, you can assess your benefit options and make changes to your current enrollment. The Office of Human Resources is offering webinars and in-person forums to explain the extensive 2017 changes. You can register and access links online on OHR’s website. Student Life HR will stream the presentations on these dates (no registration needed):

October 25, from 12 - 1:30 p.m., Lincoln 128D
November 1, from 12 - 1:30 p.m., Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room
November 8, from 1 - 2:30 p.m., Ohio Union Maudine Cow Room

Highlights of some changes include:

  • PHA incentive changes with introduction of the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) 
  • Elimination of Basic PPO and Basic Out-of-Area plans
  • Shift from copays to coinsurance for Prime Care Advantage
  • Changes to pharmacy benefits including deductible and new tiered network
  • Premier Vision Plan enhancements