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Annual Selection Period for Retirees and Long-Term Disability (LTD) Recipients: October 31–November 11

October 25, 2011, Volume 58, No. 09

The Annual Selection Period for retirees and Long-Term Disability (LTD) recipients will run from Monday, October 31 to Friday, November 11, 2011. This annual two-week event allows participants to review their current benefits and make changes for the upcoming calendar year. All changes will be effective as of January 1, 2012.

Personalized enrollment packets will be mailed to each participant’s home shortly. You’ll receive a 2012 Annual Selection Period Guide, which includes a personalized worksheet with your current enrollment information and costs, medical plan comparison charts, what’s new for 2012 and more. Visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/benefits/retiring for complete details.

Retirees and LTD recipients are invited to attend a benefits information session on Tuesday, November 1 in Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The session will include presentations by several providers such as Independence Blue Cross, Aetna and SilverScript. Representatives from each of these providers as well as from Social Security and Medicare will be available to answer your questions after the presentation.

Retirees who wish to make changes to their benefits must enroll online or call the Penn Benefits Center by Friday, November 11, 2011. LTD participants must call the Penn Benefits Center to enroll.  

If you have questions about this year’s Annual Selection Period, please contact the Penn Benefits Center at 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236), Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Related: Important Notice from University of Pennsylvania Regarding Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare; 4 Reasons to Save with Penn's Retirement Plans

Almanac - October 25, 2011, Volume 58, No. 09