News Release

News and Public Information Office
Glos Center
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-7592
(513) 529-1950 fax

Health insurance open enrollment for calendar year 2013


Miami’s open enrollment period for health insurance benefits in 2013 runs Oct. 1-31. Miami continues to offer a traditional (PPO) plan and a high deductible health plan with health savings account.

There are changes to the plan design and premiums, including that grandfathered spouse/partner coverage ends.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, spouses and same-sex domestic partners will no longer be eligible for Miami’s health coverage if they are employed and have access to health coverage through their employers and if their share of the premium is 50 percent or less of the total health care premium of their employers.

Any Miami employee whose health insurance benefit covers a spouse or partner will be sent a Spouse/Partner Coverage Certification form that must be completed by the employee, spouse/partner and the spouse/partner’s employer, if applicable, and submitted to Employee Benefits & Wellness by Nov. 2.

Spouses/partners remain eligible for Miami’s coverage if they are:
• Not employed
• Retired
• Married and both are employed at Miami
• Employed or self-employed and health plan premiums for coverage through their employer are more than 50 percent of the total monthly premium.

If an employer indicates that the spouse/partner is not eligible for enrollment effective January 1, 2013, Miami will accommodate spouses or partners until they are eligible for enrollment.

New for the traditional PPO plan beginning Jan. 1: Co-pays will not count toward the out-of-pocket maximum.

There are no changes to the high deductible health plan for 2013.

Please review the Humana booklet that was mailed to your home for more detailed information and pharmacy changes.

Several steps must be completed by Nov. 15 to qualify for Healthy Miami discounts of up to $30/covered employee and spouse.

A detailed brochure will be distributed soon outlining the plans, premiums, discounts and steps to take. Health screenings, one of the steps for a discounted premium, can be arranged starting with a schedule on the health and wellness site.

Miami’s human resources department has begun offering open enrollment information sessions on the Oxford, Hamilton and Middletown campuses, and will host Benefits & Wellness Fairs 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Hamilton, and Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Middletown and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Oxford.

Information sessions scheduled the next two weeks include:

Wednesday 9/26 9 a.m. Shriver MPR-C
Thursday 9/27 8:30 a.m. Shriver MPR-C
Friday 9/28 noon Shriver MPR-C
Monday 10/1 10 a.m. Shriver MPR-C
Tuesday 10/9 1 p.m. Shriver MPR-A
Wednesday 10/10 2 p.m. Shriver Heritage
Friday 10/12 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Shriver MPR-A

Middletown and Hamilton have held one session each and offer one more each:


Monday 10/8 2 p.m. in 136 Johnston

Wednesday 10/17 2 p.m. in 1 Wilks

Additional Oxford sessions are scheduled. See the attached pdf for a full list of information sessions and help sessions.

More information on enrollment is at

Contact information for Benefits and Wellness:


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