2019 Open Enrollment

2019 Benefits Open Enrollment runs from Thursday, November 1 - Friday, November 16, 2018. On November 1, employees will find their open enrollment event within their Workday inbox. In the coming weeks, we will post guides on how to complete the open enrollment process in Workday. We recommend attending one of our benefits presentations to learn about your benefits options and to ask questions of our benefits team.

Most benefits for 2019 are the same as in 2018. Below are a some of the enhancements you'll notice.

What's new for 2019

Lab Services

When you use Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, during an emergency room visit, or as part of an inpatient hospital admission, you will only pay 10% coinsurance after deductible. 

New Coverage Option for Child Dependent Life Insurance

For 2019, employees will have a $10,000 coverage option for their dependent children.

New Vision Provider, EyeMed

EyeMed is Penn State's new vision provider.

With EyeMed:

  • Members have an increased allowance for contact lenses and frames to $130 (previously $90).
  • Frames are covered at 100% at Target and Sears.
  • Members have an expanded network of providers including: LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, and many independent providers.
  • Members receive a 40% discount on hearing exams.