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Open Enrollment Deadline Extended to May 15

News from May 5, 2020

If you haven’t reviewed your medical, prescription, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits elections for the 2020–2021 plan year, you still have time. 

Due to Penn’s limited campus operations, Benefits Open Enrollment has been extended until May 15, giving faculty and staff additional time to enroll or update their current elections. 

For details about this year’s Open Enrollment and benefits changes, visit There, you can access the Benefits 2020-2021 Open Enrollment Guide, 2020-2021 rates, plan summaries, and more. You can also watch the What’s Changing video (Text PENN864 to 61759 to view on your smartphone) for more information.

To enroll or update your current elections, visit and log in using your PennKey and password. You can access step-by-step instructions for enrolling in Workday using the Self Service: Open Enrollment Elections tip sheet and the Self Service: Open Enrollment video

If you prefer to enroll by phone, please call the Benefits Solution Center at 1-866-799-2329, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Remember that if you are satisfied with your selections, you do not need to make a change, and will receive the same coverage you had last year. After May 15 you will only be able to make a change if you experience a qualifying life event.