Virtual Open Enrollment Benefits Fair

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Thank You 

Thank you for attending the virtual Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. The fair is now closed.

However, you can still access copies of the presentations, the recorded presentations, and other information and resources provided by some of the vendors below. 

Your participation in this year's fair was greatly appreciated. 

We hope to see you next year!

 

Enter to Win a Door Prize!

Complete a brief Door Prize Entry Form to be entered into a drawing. The drawing is open to all Penn staff and faculty. Winners will be notified by Human Resources.

Vendors That Require Registration

A few of the fair's participating vendors require pre-registration. These include: Corporate Wellness Nutrition, TIAA, and Health Equity/WageWorks. Please visit the links below before the fair starts on April 20 to register for these vendors only. After registration, you will receive a unique URL that will allow you to attend the presentation on April 20 or 21.

Fair Directory

These are the vendors who are participating in this year's virtual benefits fair. Click on the name of the provider you wish to learn more about and for access to attend a live or pre-recorded presentation.

Live Presentations on April 20

Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving the health insurance needs of Philadelphia and southeastern Pennsylvania. Offering a wide variety of healthcare plans, Independence Blue Cross offers the largest network of doctors and hospitals in the region, with more than 49,000 doctors and 180 hospitals.

Facilitator: Fran Pannepacker

Date: April 20

Time: 9 to 10 a.m.

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Quality of Work-life

Obtain an overview of the many work-life resources and programs that Penn offers, especially important during this unprecedented time.

Facilitator: Karen Kille

Date: April 20

Time: 10 to 10:15 a.m.

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Virgin Pulse

Learn all about Virgin Pulse – our new Wellness platform and all they have to offer. On this platform you can track your activity, sleep, habits, and more!

Facilitator: Leah Beckwith

Date: April 20

Time: 10:30 to 11 a.m.

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Health Equity/Wageworks

When you enroll in the HDHP, you have the option of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), which you can manage online. The HSA is administered by WageWorks. You can use this tax-saving account now to help pay for eligible medical expenses for you and your family, as well as save for future health care expenses.

Facilitator: Michaun Muffett-Lane

Date: April 20

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Corporate Wellness Nutrition

Corporate Wellness Nutrition is the most awarded, longest-standing team of Registered Dietitians in the Philadelphia area, providing nutrition counseling with proven client success! Your personal Registered Dietitian will provide you with a customized plan tailored to your nutrition needs and goals.

Facilitator: Samantha Bluj, registered dietician 

Date: April 20

Time: 12 to 12:30 p.m.

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VSP Vision Plan

VSP Vision Care is a vision care health insurance company operating in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the U.S., and the UK, and is a doctor-governed organization. Rudy will go over the new VSP Choice Plan and answer any questions you may have.

Facilitator: Rudy Ramos

Date: April 20

Time: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

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Penn Family Dental

The Penn Dental Plan provides full coverage for preventive and basic restorative services, and comprehensive coverage for most other services. Each location offers general dentistry and specialty care dental services including: endodontics, implants, oral surgery (Locust Walk and University City), orthodontics, pedodontics and periodontics. Penn Dental offers extended hours of operations that include mornings, evenings and Saturdays. All treatment is provided by faculty and staff of Penn Dental Medicine.

Facilitator: Dawn Simpson

Date: April 20

Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

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Penn Home Ownership Services

West Philadelphia, home to the Penn campus, sits across from the Schuylkill River from Center City, Philadelphia. The neighborhood is characterized by tree-lined residential neighborhoods with pre-war apartment buildings, brick-row homes, ornate Victorian twins and charming single-family homes. Penn Home Ownership Services, helps foster the University’s commitment to neighborhood development by offering incentives, and support to faculty and staff to purchase and renovate homes.

The Office of Penn Home Ownership Services offers eligible employees the opportunity to apply for closing cost assistance for home purchasing and funds towards home improvement. The department also offers resources for home buyers and educational workshops. If you are interested in living in the greater West Philadelphia neighborhood, Penn Home Ownership Services is a valuable resource.

Ambika Singh, program director of Penn Home Ownership Services, will present a workshop on her program’s services, general tips for those interested in purchasing a home with a specific focus on first-time buyers as well as other information of use to those thinking of purchasing a home.

Facilitator: Ambika Singh

Date: April 20

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

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Live Presentations on April 21

Penn Healthy You

Penn Healthy You, as part of the Division of Human Resources, supports the health and well-being of Penn’s innovative and industrious benefits-eligible faculty and staff. We strive to provide valuable and convenient programs, resources, and initiatives inspiring optimal health, both at work and at home, plus collaborate across campus to build a culture of well-being for the entire Penn community. Penn Healthy You offerings include the Be in the Know campaign, Virgin Pulse wellness platform partnership, nutrition counseling appointments, tobacco cessation resources, and health and wellness events and initiatives. For more information, please visit www.hr.upenn.edu/wellness-worklife.

Facilitator: Chris Hyson

Date: April 21

Time: 9 to 9:30 a.m. 

The live presentation has ended. View a recording of the presentation below:

For more information about Be in the Know, one of the Penn Healthy You offerings, review this brochure

Click here to view the Penn Healthy You flyer.

Parking and Transportation

Penn Parking and Transportation delivers a wide selection of essential services to the Penn Community. The departments are dedicated to providing superior service that offers safe, convenient, sustainable, and accessible options to those who come to this world-renown institution to work, study, and visit.  Penn Transit Services operates a robust transportation network that accommodates over 100,000 passengers every year. Flexible parking permit options meet the requirements of commuters who work at the University while visitors to this attractive urban campus will find a range of parking lots and garages conveniently located near their final destination.

Date: April 21

Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. 

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Health Advocate

Health Advocate can help you and your family navigate the complex waters of the healthcare system, saving you time, money and worry. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff can use this service, whether you’re covered under Penn’s health benefits or not. Call the same number to reach Health Advocate Licensed Counselors for confidential support for personal, family and work/life balance issues. All at no cost to you.

Facilitator: Leslie Miller

Date: April 21

Time: 10 to 10:45 a.m.

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PNC Bank

PNC’s unique bank-at-work program can help make your financial life easier. You may earn certain offers and rewards on select banking products and services when you open and use a qualifying checking product. You also gain access to the insight and experience of PNC financial specialists. Visit www.pnc.com/workplace/employee to view offer details and learn more.

Facilitator: Brian Tymon

Date: April 21

Time: 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. 

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For more information, view this information packet.

Aetna

Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is committed to providing individuals, employers, health care professionals, producers and others with innovative benefits, products and services. Everything done at Aetna starts with their values—a clear, strongly held set of core beliefs that reflect who they are and what you can expect from them. 

Facilitator: Heidi Wood

Date: April 21

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Talent Development

Learn about the available classes and resources to help you take control of your career. Review our free professional development classes and how to register for them. Tour Penn’s LinkedIn Learning system that provides access to hundreds of courses and tutorials taught by industry experts and leaders.

Facilitator: Jamie Apgar

Date: April 21

Time: 12 to 12:30 p.m.

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Quest Behavioral Health

Quest Behavioral Health is owned and operated by four of Pennsylvania's premier health systems, Penn medicine LG Health, Tower Health, UPMC Pinnacle and WellSpan Health. Quest Behavioral Health was created in 1997 to administer mental health and chemical dependency benefits to employees and their family members of the owner health systems. Currently Quest provides services to over 200,000 covered members in 62 counties of Pennsylvania and 13 states outside of Pennsylvania with a provider network of over 3,200 mental health and chemical dependency Professional Providers including inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, intensive Outpatient and group and individual licensed practitioners. 

For the convenience of the employees and their family members to access services, Quest operates a 24/7 call center with licensed Doctorate level clinicians available around the clock to assist in determining the appropriate level of services and Professional Providers to meet the members' needs. Quest Care Managers are Licensed Doctorate Level Clinicians available 24/7 through the Quest Call Center. Care Managers assist with referrals to a wide range of services with Professional Providers and facilities and provide guidance to accessing treatment and authorization to non-­routine services.

Facilitator: Irene Reinoso-Vega

Date: April 21

Time: 12:30 to 12:50 p.m.

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For more information about Quest Behavioral Health, review this flyer

TIAA

TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on their wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being. Their mission is to help their customers reach their financial goals. Even though they have grown to become a top money manager, TIAA doesn’t forget why they are here in the first place.

Facilitator: Nick Mattera

Date: April 21

Time: 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the presentation.

Once you register for the session you will receive a link to attend the event. 

Care.com

Care.com offers of an array of services that enable families to find, manage and pay for care and provide employment opportunities for caregivers. These include a robust suite of safety tools and resources, easy ways for caregivers to be paid and obtain professional benefits, household tax and payroll services for families, and customized corporate benefits packages covering child care and senior care services.

Facilitator:  Delaney Bettencourt

Date: April 21

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

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Recorded Presentations

CVS/Caremark

CVS Caremark is the prescription benefit management subsidiary of CVS. They are committed to making sure customers have access to affordable medication and convenient options for prescription refills.

Facilitator: Amanda Bishop

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Password for the recording: benefitfair

Click here for a transcript of the presentation.

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MetLife

Dental

The MetLife PDP, administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance, offers a network of preferred providers; however, you can also choose your own, out-of-network dentist.

With a preferred provider, you pay a percentage of the plan-negotiated fee, which is lower than the standard “reasonable and customary” (R&C) fee for the same services. When you use a non-preferred provider, you pay a percentage of the R&C, so you have higher out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, non-preferred dentists may charge more than the R&C fee, so you may be required to pay any charges in excess of the Plan payment.

Click here to view pre-recorded presentation.

Click here for a transcript of the presentation.

Life Insurance

Emotional devastation from death is so difficult. Invest in life insurance so your family is taken care of financially. MetLife has 150 years of expertise so you can get help and recommendations for the right benefits for you. 

Click here to view pre-recorded presentation.

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Tuition Benefits

Learn about advancing your education with the Penn tuition benefits for you, your dependents, and your spouse. Our Tuition Benefit Specialist, Janae Boone, will review all the details.