Eligibility and Subsidy


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


Eligible dependents include an employee's spouse, domestic partners, children of domestic partners 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. Most full-time employees do not pay any amount for employee-only coverage for medical, dental and vision 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.