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2021 Benefits Open Enrollment Information Now Available

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

2021 Benefits Open Enrollment will begin on Monday, Nov. 2, and run through Friday, Nov. 20. To help faculty and staff make informed decisions about their benefit elections for next year, Penn State Human Resources, in partnership with the WorkLion Management Office (WMO), has created the following resources:

Live Webinar Presentations

Human Resources, along with representatives from Aetna and CVS Caremark, will be conducting live presentations on benefits options for the upcoming year. For the health and safety of employees, all presentations will be conducted via Zoom. While faculty, staff and their spouses are welcome to join any presentation, some presentations are separated by campus geographical regions to discuss information that might be unique to each region. For the full meeting schedule, visit Meetings begin Oct. 1. For employees who may be unable to attend a live presentation, an on-demand version will be available by mid-October.


To provide a central location for information related to 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment, HR has dedicated a section of their website to open enrollment and updated knowledge base articles in WorkLion. 

Benefits Mentor

Employees can utilize the Benefits Mentor, a tool designed to help employees determine which health care plan may be best for them and their families. Benefits Mentor uses your prior and current years’ claims to help calculate which health-care plan option is the lowest cost for you, assuming you incur similar health care expenses and employee premium contributions during 2021. This tool will be available in late October.

Employees with questions should contact HR Services at 814-865-1473.