Eligibility and Subsidy

Employees working a 0.5 FTE or greater (20 hours per week) are eligible for benefits at OHSU, with the exception of students, temporary, flex-staff, and resource employees.

Eligible dependents include an employee's spouse, same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partner, and children up to age 26. 

OHSU Contribution to Employee Benefits
OHSU provides eligible employees a set amount of "benefit dollars" each month, based on the employee’s designated FTE (full-time or part-time) and classification. The benefit dollars apply toward the cost of benefits with a pre-tax deduction: medical, dental, vision, and the first $25,000 of voluntary employee life insurance. Benefit dollars are based on the medical election. Currently, OHSU pays more than half of every employee’s costs for medical, dental and basic life insurance; some employees pay little or nothing for this basic coverage.

Employees use their benefit dollars to enroll in the pre-tax benefits that best suit their personal situation. Employees may opt out of medical and/or dental insurance coverage if they are covered under another group medical and/or dental plan.