Russ Molloy, Associate Executive Vice President for Government Relations for UPHS, has left to join the Meridian Health System in New Jersey. He is now the Vice President for Government Relations at Meridian, a chain of three hospitals based in Wall Township that has 7,000 employees and a $650 million annual budget. With its flagship institution, the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, the Meridian chain is a major teaching affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Inquiries regarding government relations for UPHS can be forwarded to Michelle Krycia in the UPHS Office of Government Relations at (215) 349-5136.
Pre-tax Expense Account Reminder
Reimbursements from the Health Care and Dependent Care Pre-Tax Expense Accounts for the Plan Year July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 will be based on receipts for expenses incurred during that period. Expenses are considered incurred on the day the service is provided, not when you are billed or when the providers are paid. After the close of the Plan Year, you have 3 months (until September 30, 2001) to submit your reimbursement requests to Eastern Benefit Systems, Inc. (EBS), Penn's pre-tax expense account administrator. Note that because September 30, 2001 falls on a Sunday, EBS will accept submissions postmarked by October 1, 2001.
Keep in mind that for services that are partially covered by a health plan, you must submit an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) along with your reimbursement request. If you have not received your EOB from your provider by the September 30 deadline, you must still file your claim by September 30, and then forward the EOB when you receive it (note on your claim form that you are waiting for your EOB, which you will submit upon receipt). If you have any questions, please contact EBS at 1-888-736-6359.
--Division of Human Resources
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In the May 15 issue, a photograph of the wrong Dr. Diamond appeared in the centerspread on the Wharton School's Faculty Teaching Awards. This is the photo of Dr. Stuart Diamond that should have appeared. We regret the error. --Eds.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 35, May 29, 2001