As Open Enrollment
fast approaches (April
14-25), the Health Care and Penn series continues
with more detailed information on the Open Enrollment
process. Read below about important dates and how
to make changes during this period.
Health Care and
Enrollment gives you an annual opportunity to make
changes to your benefit elections. Take this chance
to carefully review your current benefits and take
a fresh look at the other benefits that Penn offers.
Remember that the changes being made for next year
may influence the decisions you make at this time.
Open Enrollment period will begin Monday, April
14 and run through Friday, April 25.
You should receive your personalized Open Enrollment
kit at your home address this week.
Enrollment Fairs will be held to give you the opportunity
to speak with providers in person. Kick off the
Open Enrollment period with the Open Enrollment
and Health Fair this Friday, April 11, from
10 a.m.--2:30 p.m. at Houston Hall, in the Reading
Room and Bodek Lounge. This fair allows you to access
the providers as well as to take advantage of several
free health screenings, such as vision, blood pressure,
and body composition.
additional Open Enrollment fair will be held on
campus at Houston Hall in the Hall of Flags on Tuesday, April
22, from 10 a.m.--2:30 p.m. Employees at New
Bolton Center will also have the opportunity to
speak to providers one-on-one at New Bolton Center's
Alumni Hall on Tuesday, April 15, from 10 a.m.--2
To Make Changes
can make changes during Open Enrollment via the on-line
enrollment system at www.pennbenefits.upenn.edu,
available 24 hours a day as of Monday, April 14.
If you do not have access to a computer at home
or in the office, just visit one of the following
Resources, Benefits Office, 3401 Walnut
Floor, Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Undergraduate Study Center, ground level
Pelt--Dietrich Library, Monday-Thursday: 24 hours daily; Friday:
8:30 a.m.-noon; Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday:
Open 10 a.m.
Advantage, 3550 Market Street, Suite 110,
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
I Have To Make Changes?
encourage you to review your benefit elections carefully,
and take note of the changes being made for the
coming plan year. If you do not make a change
to your coverage by April 25, you will retain your
current coverage. However, you should note that
there may be certain exceptions; for example, overage
student dependents (dependent children over age
19 who are full-time college students) must be recertified
every year during Open Enrollment to remain covered.
if you are not making any changes to your coverage,
you should still complete and return a new life
insurance beneficiary designation form. We are changing
to a new life insurance provider next year (Aetna),
and hope to provide Aetna with completely updated
beneficiary information. You should also keep in
mind that it is just good practice to update your
beneficiary information periodically, as your life
situation may have changed. You may have gotten
married or divorced since the last time you changed
your beneficiary, for instance. In fact, we recently
had two cases in which beneficiaries were not updated
following changes in life situation, resulting in
complicated legal disputes.
you have questions about the health benefits offered
by Penn, visit the Human Resources web site at www.hr.upenn.edu/benefits or
call the Penn Benefits Center at 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236).
of Human Resources