Enrollment Deadline: April 23
keep in mind that the deadline to make Open Enrollment changes
is this Friday, April 23. The online enrollment site
(www.pennbenefits.upenn.edu) is available 24 hours
a day, closing at midnight on Friday.
are several changes that will take effect with the start
of the new plan year (July 1, 2004), so you should make sure
you are aware of how they may affect your coverage. Changes
will affect prescription drug coverage for all medical plans,
mental health coverage for the UPHS POS and PENNCare/Personal
Choice medical plans, dental coverage under the Penn Faculty
Practice dental plan, and eligible expenses under the Health
Care Pre-Tax Expense Account (this change is in effect already).
Details on these changes are in your personalized enrollment
kit as well as on the Human Resources website (www.hr.upenn.edu/news).
do not make any changes to your benefits by April 23, you
will retain your current coverage (including your current
Pre-Tax Expense Account contributions). Remember that if
you are covering a dependent child between the ages of 19
and 23, you must certify his/her status as a full-time college
student during Open Enrollment, or that dependent will not
be covered under your plans as of July 1, 2004.
miss this once-a-year opportunity to review and make changes
to your benefits for the coming plan year. Even if you decide
not to make any changes, you may still want to make the election
to stop receiving paper enrollment guides every year (beginning
July 1, you will be able to access this information online).
Use the online enrollment site at www.pennbenefits.upenn.edu to
make this election in addition to making changes to your
you have any questions, the Penn Benefits Center is available
to assist you. Call 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236)
from 8 a.m.6 p.m., Monday-Friday.
of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 50, No.
April 20, 2004