April 1, 2008, Volume 54, No. 27
Health Aware is an ongoing series designed to help you be proactive in managing your health
and healthcare by taking advantage of the many resources available to you as a Penn employee.
Open Enrollment: April 7–18
With Open Enrollment coming up on April 7–18, it’s time to take a fresh look at your healthcare choices. Penn’s great plan options mean that you can always get the insurance you need—but you may also face complex decisions about medical and dental plans, pre-tax expense accounts, life insurance and more.
Make sure you have the information you need by visiting Human Resources’ website at www.hr.upenn.edu, where you can get up to speed on:
• How to enroll in, change or drop your healthcare coverage
• What’s changing in the upcoming plan year
• New plan rates for the upcoming 2008–2009 plan year
Open Enrollment and Health Fair: April 8 in Houston Hall
You can also get answers to your questions about healthcare benefits in person at the Open Enrollment and Health Fair on April 8 in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags. Meet with representatives from Penn’s healthcare providers as well as experts from Human Resources, and learn about the choices and resources available to you: from medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plans to pre-tax expense accounts and the Penn Benefits Center.
Plus, don’t miss the chance to receive free health screenings and wellness information on a variety of topics, including:
• Blood pressure
• Blood glucose*
• Vision and glaucoma
• Body Mass Index
• Recreation and fitness
• Women’s health
• Diabetes and weight management
• Cancer prevention
• Environmental health and ergonomics
• Occupational and physical therapy
• Oral and dental care
• Smoking cessation
• Health risk assessments
*Pre-registration is required for the cholesterol and blood glucose tests, which are performed together. To pre-register, visit Human Resources’ online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu (click on “Course Catalog” at the top of the screen, then select “Health Promotions” from the “Browse by Category” menu).
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: Registration Coming
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place on Thursday, April 24. This annual event gives faculty and staff the opportunity to bring children ages 9–15 to Penn’s campus, where they can enjoy a wide variety of activities. Registration for Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will begin on Tuesday, April 8. A full list of activities, as well as instructions on how to register, will be printed in Almanac and available on the Human Resources website (www.hr.upenn.edu) on April 8. Please note that participants must have supervisory approval and must accompany their young guests to all activities.
—Division of Human Resources