Open Enrollment Deadline: Friday, April 22
Please keep in mind that the deadline to make Open Enrollment changes is this Friday, April 22. The online enrollment site at www.upenn.edu/u@penn (click on “Open Enrollment” under “Announcements”) is available 24 hours a day, closing at midnight on Friday.
There are a few changes that will take effect with the start of the new plan year (July 1, 2005), so make sure you’re aware of how your coverage may be affected. Details on these changes are in your personalized enrollment kit as well as on the Human Resources website (www.hr.upenn.edu).
If you don’t make any changes to your benefits by April 22, you will retain your current coverage, including your current Pre-Tax Expense Account contributions. However, if you’re 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, 2005.
Don’t 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 (you can easily access this information online instead). Use the online enrollment site at www.upenn.edu/u@penn (click on “Open Enrollment” under “Announcements”) to make this election in addition to making changes to your coverage.
If 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.
—Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 29, April 19, 2005
April 19, 2005
Volume 51 Number 29