First-time Enrollment

If you're new to the team or newly eligible for benefits, this page will help you enroll in benefits for the first time.

Find out if your dependents are eligible for benefits under Eligibility.

You have 30 days to enroll, starting from the day you were hired or became benefits eligible. If you miss this deadline, you cannot enroll until the next annual enrollment period, or if you have a qualified change in family status.

Read about Available benefits and get help to choose if you need it.

Then, once you're ready, log in to Workday to enroll in your benefits for the remainder of this year.

Some benefits require you to enroll and others are provided automatically:

Benefit Enroll during annual enrollment Enroll/change anytime No enrollment needed
Medical OhioHealthy HDHP+HSA
Medical OhioHealthy PPO
Medical OhioHealthy PPO Assist Note: Enrolling in this plan is by application only. Visit our PPO page to learn more.
Accident Ca$hback Insurance
Genomic Life
Critical Illness Insurance
Hospital Indemnity Insurance
Life Insurance (employer-paid)
Life Insurance (voluntary)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Permanent Life Insurance with Long-Term Care
Opt-In Wellness
Health Savings Account (HSA) (your contributions)✓ (effective biweekly)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Retirement (403(b)/401(k))
Adoption Assistance
Associate Discounts
Associate Emergency Assistance Fund
Auto & Home Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Group Legal
Identity Theft Protection
Pet Insurance
Purchasing Power (after waiting period)
Time Away Pay (TAP (after waiting period)
Temporary Disability Pay (TDP) (after waiting period)
Well-being Programs – Move+Improve (if eligible)
Education Benefits

Your Retirement benefits and the Employee Assistance Program go into effect on your date of hire, or the date you become benefits eligible. All other benefits (excluding those with waiting periods) go into effect on the first of the month following the date you were hired/became benefits eligible. For example: If you're hired on January 15, your benefits are effective as of February 1.

Benefits chosen during first-time enrollment remain in effect for the remainder of the calendar year - unless you have a qualified change in family status. Otherwise, your next opportunity to enroll in benefits or make changes to your existing choices will be during annual enrollment.

Need help choosing you benefits?

ALEX can help.

How to enroll in Workday

Log in to Workday to review and enroll in your benefits:

  • Go to
  • Log in with your assigned OPID and password
  • From the Workday homepage, find the Workday Inbox
  • Select the "Change Benefits" task from your Workday inbox
  • Begin Enrollment

You must submit documentation verifying your dependents’ eligibility while completing the enrollment process in Workday, otherwise they will not have benefit coverage. Acceptable documentation is:

  • Spouse: Marriage Certificate OR Most Recent Federal Income Tax Filing
  • All children: Birth or Adoption Certificate or Legal Custody Document

Enrolling without access to an OhioHealth computer

If you don't have access to an OhioHealth computer with Global Protect, you will be required to use a two-step verification process to access OhioHealth email (, Workday or eSource from outside of the OhioHealth or regional networks. This means that when logging in, you will enter your username and password and then the system will call your selected phone number (see below) and will prompt you to confirm your attempt to access the OhioHealth systems.

To be ready for two-step verification:

  • Go to (you can be on or off network and can even do it from your phone)
  • Go to Existing User section and enter your OPID
  • Click on Update User Profile and log in
  • Go to Phone Section, update phone number and click Submit

You will receive a call requesting action. After receiving the call:

  • Go to the eSource home page at
  • Click on Workday on the left side of the screen
  • Select on the orange bar "Click here to Log In to Workday"

After receiving a second call requesting action, complete the final steps for enrollment.

Complete your biometric screening

If you are a new associate, we encourage you to complete a biometric screening during your health assessment (part of your onboarding process) to earn medical plan discounts for next year. (If you were hired after June 1, you and your covered spouse will automatically receive the discounts for the remainder of the year and next year.)

To schedule your health assessment and biometric screening, visit or call Associate Health at (614) 566.2778.

For questions about enrollment
Contact the HR Resource Center
Call (614) 533.8888
To schedule your one-on-one session with a benefits counselor
Forgot your OPID and password?
Contact OhioHealth IS Support
Call (614) 566-HELP (566-4357)