Congratulations on your new position at Oberlin College. You will find helpful information about benefits, health plans, and enrollment details as you begin your employment at Oberlin College.
As a new Benefits Eligible employee, you are entitled to participate in the college’s Health and Benefits Plan effective the first day of the month following your date of hire (if you were hired on the first of the month, your benefits begin that day) provided your I-9, W-4 & Visa (if required) are completed by visiting the Department of Human Resources (HR), 173 W. Lorain St. Suite 205 Oberlin, OH 44074
New faculty and staff members have the option to reserve a spot for a New Hire Benefits Orientation or schedule an appointment with the benefits representative.
When enrolling in benefits, you will be doing so through the end of the current calendar year. You will only be allowed to make changes to your enrollment choices if you have a qualifying event take place, such as marriage, divorce, birth/adoption, change in dependent eligibility, a change in employment status, or loss of other coverage. In October, HR will conduct Open Enrollment for the next benefit calendar year.
Enrollment into the benefit plans must be done within 31 days of date of eligibility. Failure to enroll within this 31-day window may result in forfeiture of certain enrollment rights under some of the plans.
Common Questions About Benefits
How soon after being hired do benefits go into effect?
If your date of hire is on the first day of the month, benefits will be effective on your date of hire.
If your date of hire is not on the first day of the month, benefits go into effect on the first day of the month following your date of hire.
Date of hire is July 1st; benefit effective date will be July 1st
Date of hire is July 13th; benefit effective date will be August 1st
If I have specific questions about my benefits, who should I contact?
Mark McLeod, Director of Compensation and Benefits
[P] (440) 775-5574 [E] Mark.McLeod@oberlin.edu
Marion Burnworth, Benefits Representative
[P] (440) 775-5571 [E] Marion.Burnworth@oberlin.edu
When is the Annual Open Enrollment period?
Open Enrollment for Oberlin College is held during the month of October. Any changes made will be effective January 1st of every calendar year.
Active employees, retirees and qualified dependents are encouraged to attend our Annual Benefits Fair held at the Hotel at Oberlin.
Will my insurance cover this?
Medical Mutual 1-800-586-4509 or My Health Plan
CVS Caremark 1-844-283-4674 or Caremark.com
Superior Dental 1-800-762-3159 or Superior Direct Connect