Benefits Enroll, Verify and Qualifying Life Event

New hires must enroll in benefits online using BenefitFocus, OSU's Benefits Admin System. 

You can also use BenefitFocus to make qualified life event changes to your benefits at any time. A qualified event includes a change in legal marital status, a change in number of dependents, change in employee status (employee/spouse/dependent), gain/loss of coverage (employee/spouse/dependent), change in status affecting dependent eligibility, and change of custody, court order, judgment or decree.

You can enroll online and/or make qualified life event changes in one of two ways:

  1. Online using Self-Service Banner
    1. ​Log in to Employee Self Service
    2. Select the "Employee" tab.
    3. Select "Benefits: Enroll, Verify, Qualifying Event"
    4. Choose "New Hire Enrollment" or "Review Current Benefits" or "Qualifying Life Event".
    5. Follow the instructions.
  2. The BenefitFocus App
    • ​Watch this short video to learn how easy it is to access your benefits information whenever and wherever you go. You will also be able to use the app during open enrollment when you verify and elect benefits for the following year. 
    • All of this from your mobile device! And that’s not extensive library of educational videos is now available at your fingertips. Download the app today! With secure fingerprint authentication, managing your benefits is as easy as 1-2-3:
      • Install the BENEFITFOCUS® App from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
      • Enter the company ID OSUAM.
      • Log into your benefits using your O-Key credentials.

Benefitfocus Mobile App User Guide (pdf)

Questions? Contact OSU Benefits,, (405) 744-5449.