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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   October 9, 2006, Vol. 96, No. 5   prev   next   current

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Benefits update

Need more information? Check out these sources

Princeton NJ — There are a number of sources of information that can assist employees in selecting the health care plan or coverage that meets their personal and family needs. Information is available online, in print and in person.


Use the new online benefits system. The eBenefits system allows employees to review current benefit elections, covered dependents and beneficiaries and plan rates for 2007 as well as to enroll online. Employees should type the following address into their Internet browser: After logging on to the Human Resources Self Service Web site, select HR Self Service> eBenefits> Home> Benefits Home from the menus.

Visit the open enrollment Web site. The site, at, provides descriptions of the different plan features, rates for 2007 and links to the various health care providers, which include directories of health care professionals and facilities that participate in the particular health care or dental care plan. Faculty and staff members who do not have access to a computer can view the open enrollment Web site on kiosks set up in the Office of Human Resources in 1 New South. The Office of Human Resources is open from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In print

Review the open enrollment materials. Use the personalized benefits enrollment form to review current health care plan coverage, in conjunction with the information in the benefits open enrollment packet, which provides comprehensive information on the different plan features, as well as plan rate changes effective Jan. 1, 2007.

In person

Attend a Benefits Fair. The Benefits Fairs are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Spitzer Building at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms. Representatives from the health, welfare and retirement vendors will be present to answer questions.

Visit a site. Employees also can visit one of the following locations at any time to pick up informational materials:

• 1 New South

• Engineering Quadrangle

• Firestone Library

• Helm Building

• MacMillan Building

• 87 Prospect Ave.

• Jadwin Gym

• Robertson Hall

• Lewis Thomas Laboratory

• PPPL Office of Human Resources, Spitzer Building.


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