Penn State 2023 Benefits

Starting January 1, 2023, Penn State will be partnering with Highmark Blue Shield. Employees should visit our frequently asked questions for more details regarding this partnership.

The Highmark Concierge Team can be reached directly at 844-945-5509.

ID Cards

Active Employee ID Cards:

  • Full-time and part-time employees enrolled in a medical plan election for 2023, WILL receive new ID cards from Highmark Blue Shield, with an expected arrival date at their homes prior to January 1, 2023.
  • Highmark ID cards will be for both medical and prescription coverage on one card.

If you have not received your card by January 2, 2023

  • You should first check/update your mailing address on file at accounts.psu.edu, or contact HR Services at (814) 865-1473 for address change assistance.
  • Call Highmark at (844) 945-5509 to request additional ID cards be mailed to your home.
  • You may also download the app on your phone and contact Highmark Blue Shield directly at (844) 945-5509 to obtain your ID number.

Health Savings Account (HSA) Elections:

  • Employees newly enrolled in the Lion Advantage plan WILL receive Health Savings Account (HSA) Welcome Kits from HealthEquity at their homes, including a debit card, prior to January 1, 2023.
  • Employees who are remaining in the Lion Advantage plan for 2023 will NOT receive new debit cards from HealthEquity. The current cards will be replaced prior to the expiration date or report of loss/damage to the card.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Elections:

  • Employees newly enrolled in the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) WILL receive a Welcome Kit/Debit Card from HealthEquity at their homes; those enrolled in the Dependent Care FSA will receive a Welcome Kit from HealthEquity at their homes prior to January 1, 2023.
  • Employees re-electing the Health Care FSA will NOT receive new debit cards. The current cards will be replaced prior to the expiration date or report of loss/damage to the card.

Dental and/or Vision Elections:

  • Newly enrolled employees in United Concordia Dental and/or EyeMed Vision plans WILL receive ID cards at their homes prior to January 1, 2023.
  • Existing employees remaining in the Dental and/or Vision plans for 2022 will NOT receive new ID cards, as the current cards are still active.
  • Technical Service employees opting into the Dental Plus and/or Vision Plus (per their Collective Bargaining Agreement) plans WILL receive ID cards at their homes prior to January 1, 2023.

Highmark Blue Shield, effective January 1, 2023, will offer our employees enrolled in the Lion Traditional plan a program called Copay Armor. You may have received a letter from Pillar Rx briefly explaining the program.  

Pillar Rx will be following up with employees whose prescriptions may be included in the Copay Armor program within the coming weeks. Should you have any questions, please contact Highmark at 844-945-5509.  

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Lion Advantage Plan
Lion Advantage
(formerly PPO Savings plan) Coverage
Lion Traditional Plan
Lion Traditional
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PPO Savings Plan Coverage
Health Savings
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Flexible Spending Accounts
Flexible Spending
Accounts
Premium Comparison
Health Care Premium Comparison
Dental Insurance
Dental
Vision Insurance
Vision
Life Insurance
Life
Short-term Disability Insurance
Short-term Disability
Vision Insurance
Long-term Disability
Life Insurance
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