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Cost Clarification for New PennCard

Penn faculty, staff, and enrolled students are eligible to receive the new PennCard.  First-time applicants and individuals who need to replace expired cards will receive new cards at no cost. Although there is no need to replace an existing card prior to its expiration, anyone who wishes to exchange his/her current card for the new design may do so.  (The fee for exchanging a non-expired card for the new design is $5.) For more information, see

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ICA Volunteer Opportunities

The Institute of Contemporary Art has internships or volunteer opportunities for the fall or spring semesters, 2003-2004, in the following areas: Development, Curatorial, Public Relations, Education and Administration.

Candidates must be detailed-oriented, possess strong people skills and available during the work week hours. Some positions require some evening hours for special events. Excellent experience for people seeking involvement in the contemporary arts. These are all unpaid positions and hours are flexible. Please contact Denise Berry,  at or mail cover letter/resume to ICA, 118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia.

--Denise Berry, Special Events and Sales Coordinator, ICA

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Pre-Tax Expense Accounts: September 30 Deadline

Reimbursements from the Health Care and Dependent Care Pre-Tax Expense Accounts for expenses incurred for the Plan Year July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 can be submitted until September 30, 2003.  Requests can be sent via fax or mail, as listed below:

ADP Claims Processing, P.O. Box 1853,
Alpharetta, GA 30023-1853
Fax: (678) 762-5900

These reimbursements are based on receipts for expenses incurred between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003. Expenses are considered incurred on the day the service is provided, not when you are billed or when the providers are paid. Keep in mind that for services partially covered by a health plan, you must submit an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) along with your reimbursement request.  If you have not received your EOB from your provider by the September 30 deadline, you must still file your claim by September 30, and then forward the EOB when you receive it.  Note on your claim form that you are waiting for your EOB.

If you have a Pre-Tax Expense Account, you can download reimbursement forms and view your account balance and activity by logging on to speak to a customer service representative about your account, call the Penn Benefits Center at 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236) and select Option 3.

--Division of Human Resources

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Wanted: Work-study Students

Duties of students who work at Almanac include desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, database maintenance, research, and proofreading.

Several work-study positions are available at Almanac for the 2003-2004 Academic Year. Please call Margaret Ann Morris at (215) 898-5274 or e-mail her at to schedule an interview. Almanac is located at Room 211, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut St./6106.

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  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 3, September 9, 2003