Eligibility and Subsidy

Employees

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.

Dependents

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.