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Health & Welfare Benefits Information: 1-888-PENNBEN

Human Resources has partnered with Hewitt Associates L.L.C. for the administration and service delivery of Penn's health and welfare benefits. This change affects how you conduct certain benefits transactions and make individual inquiries about your benefits. Specifically, Hewitt is servicing our medical, prescription drug, dental, and group life insurance programs, as well as our health care and dependent care spending accounts. This means that since October 12, 1998, you now call the Penn Benefits Center at Hewitt to enroll in or change your elections for any of these programs, as well as to review your current elections and make inquiries about these particular benefits.

The Penn Benefits Center, located at Hewitt's Woodlands, Texas location, is staffed by representatives who have a comprehensive knowledge of Penn's health and welfare benefits, access to technology and training and who will be dedicated to providing service to you. Since Monday, October 12, The Penn Benefits Center is available to you 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) at 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236). We encourage you to keep your "Benefits Contact Information" sheet handy and to fill in your PIN number for easy access to the Penn Benefits Center and your benefits information.

For other Penn benefit programs (retirement plans, tuition, short and long term disability, sick leave, other types of leaves and paid-time off), you will continue to call the Benefits Office in Human Resources here at Penn at 215-898-7282 or 215-898-7993 if you are a Medical School employee or 215-349-5435 if you are an employee of the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP).

--Leny Bader, Director of Benefits/Human Resources

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 8, October 20, 1998