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Did You Know?
May 12, 2009, Volume 55, No. 33

“Did You Know?” is a new monthly series that includes valuable tips to help you get the most out of the benefits and services offered by the Division of Human Resources.

Did You Know?

Online Tools Help You Stay on Top of Your Health Care

Comprehensive health coverage is one of the most important benefits available to you as a faculty or staff member at Penn. Our plans provide a broad selection of resources to help you lead a healthy lifestyle. But how do you know if you’re getting the most from your health plan?

Online tools provide a host of information to keep you well-informed when it comes to your health. If you’re an Aetna plan member, use their SmartSource search engine to find information—such as diagnosis, treatment and prevention—on any health topic of your choice.  Visit www.aetna.com/showcase for more information on this and other interactive tools. 

Independence Blue Cross also offers a full range of innovative online resources for members at www.ibx.com/members/health_resources/index.html. From information on nutrition counseling to healthy lifestyle programs to case management support, you have everything you need to live healthy and stay healthy. 

No matter what health plan you’re enrolled in, you have access to high-quality patient care from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). If you’re using a participating UPHS provider, you can use a new online health management tool called myPennHealth to request prescription renewals and review your health history online. Visit https://my.pennhealth.com to learn more.

At Penn, we encourage you to take charge of your health. For more information about Penn’s health plans, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/benefits.

—Division of Human Resources

Related: HR: Upcoming Programs ; New Discounts Available to Penn Faculty and Staff

Almanac - May 12, 2009, Volume 55, No. 33