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UPHS Annual Open Enrollment

The UPHS annual Open Enrollment is available now through April 27, 2014. This year’s enrollment is an active enrollment which means you must make an active election during the enrollment period!  Read on for more information about Open Enrollment, the earned premium discount and the Healthy Rewards program!

Earned Premium Discount Extended to Covered Dependents (ages 18-26)

To earn the premium discount, all eligible dependents covered under a medical plan (ages 18-26) must be a non-tobacco user or enrolled in a tobacco cessation program by June 30, 2014.  To receive the earned premium discount you MUST certify to you and your covered dependents tobacco use AND then elect the tobacco user or non-tobacco user medical contribution.  If you do not make an active election, the earned premium discount will not be applied and you will pay higher medical contributions.

Quit Tobacco Use with the Help of Health Advocate

Enroll in Health Advocate’s FREE tobacco cessation program to set up your own plan to quit smoking or stop using other tobacco products with the help of a trained coach. This program allows you and your covered dependents 13 weeks of counseling, FREE nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (patch, gum, lozenge), and a $0 co-pay for over-the- counter NRT and prescription tobacco cessation medications. If you or any of your dependents covered under a UPHS medical plan are a tobacco user, you/they must enroll in the UPHS tobacco cessation program by June 30, 2014 to receive the earned premium discount on your 2014 – 2015 medical contributions! Call 866-695-8622 to get started today!

Earn a $150 Healthy Credit by Participating in the WellFocused Healthy Rewards Program

The Healthy Rewards program is launching new and exciting challenges and activities that will be waiting for you to participate in starting April 14th! You can earn a $150 Healthy Credit when you complete the online Well-Being Assessment, Know Your Numbers (blood sugar, total cholesterol, HDL, and LDL, blood pressure and  BMI),  and earn a total of 1500 points. You can access the platform through the HR & You Website and clicking on the Healthy Rewards icon.

*Note: the healthy rewards program year ends on 3/30. The site will be temporarily unavailable 3/31- 4/13 and re-open 4/14 when the new program year opens!

Raffle for Free Healthcare
Earn entry into a raffle for FREE healthcare for 2014-2015 when you complete the online Well-Being Assessment and record “Your Numbers” during Open Enrollment. There will be 10 lucky winners!

Coming soon….  Look for more information about the first ever entity vs. entity walking competition launching May 5!

WellFocused Discounts and Bargains

Be good to your health and your wallet with the discounts and bargains available to you! Did you know you can get reimbursed $150 for working out 120 times per year if you are enrolled in either the PennCare PPO or KPOS benefit plan throug...Full story

A New “Celebration of Art and Life”

The second “Celebration of Art and Life” opened last month, showcasing the many talents of our faculty, staff, students and patients. The juried art exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., MD, who was HUP’s forme...Full story

The Perfect Patient Discharge

The elimination of preventable hospital readmissions is a national priority designed to improve patient safety and reduce wasteful spending of health-care dollars. Penn Medicine is fully committed to this goal and seeks to contribute to it ...Full story

Carewise Health Encourages Employees to Call the Nurse Line

The Nurse Line gives Penn Medicine employees a direct, toll-free connection to a registered nurse anytime of the day or night. So you no longer have to guess about how to deal with health issues. The Nurse Line nurses have an average of 15 ...Full story

Celebrating Presby's Nurses – Nurses Week 2011

PPMC Nurse Managers held a festive Nurses Week Carnival, complete with a dunk tank where employees had an opportunity to “dunk their favorite nursing leader.” Michael Becker, Chief Nursing Officer (pictured here) was a great sport as he go...Full story

Easy Access to Benefits Information

UPHS is launching a new website to make it easier for you to access information about your UPHSflex and retirement benefits. By visiting the new HR You website at, you can: Enroll in your benefits for 2011-2012 Acc...Full story

PM Center for Innovation and Learning Opens in Center City

Penn Medicine is proud to announce the opening of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation and Learning. This new 28,000-square-foot facility is the new home for Penn Medicine Academy (PMA) and Nursing Professional Development and Innovation...Full story

Open Enrollment … and More!

Open Enrollment for benefits begins Monday, April 18, and runs through Sunday, May 1. This is your opportunity to think about your benefits needs and decide which plans are best for you. Look for changes in medical plan designs, the prescr...Full story

Leading Strategic Change at the Clinical Leadership Academy

Anne Norris, M.D. is a clinical infectious disease physician at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and medical director of Penn Home Infusion Therapy (PHIT), a multidisciplinary pharmacy providing intravenous medication to patients in their...Full story

Open Enrollment for Employee Benefits Coming in April

Open Enrollment for UPHS employees will be held from Monday, April 18, through Sunday, May 1. Several important changes include: An extension of medical, dental, vision and dependent life insurance coverage to eligible children up the en...Full story


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