2020 Benefits Open Enrollment runs Nov. 1-15

November 01, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — 2020 Benefits Open Enrollment has begun and runs from today (Nov. 1) through 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Eligible employees have the opportunity to change or update their benefit elections for the 2020 calendar year. To help employees understand their benefit options, Penn State Human Resources has provided the following resources.

Benefits Mentor

The Benefits Mentor is designed to help employees determine which health care plan may be the 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 2020. The following video tutorial explains how the Benefits Mentor tool works. This tool, as well as Benefits Open Enrollment event, is available in Workday.


For those who cannot attend an in-person presentation, there’s an on-demand version of the presentation as well as several upcoming live webinars.

Video tutorials

To help employees complete the Benefits Open Enrollment process in Workday, the WorkLion Management Office has prepared step-by-step video tutorials. When accessing the videos, be sure to select “Standard Access Account.”

Online resources

In order to centralize all the 2020 benefits information, HR has built a dedicated Open Enrollment section on the HR website, as well as within the WorkLion Knowledge Base. On both sites, employees can find information on all the benefit options for 2020.

As a reminder, employees have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, to complete their Benefits Open Enrollment event in Workday. If you have any questions, please contact HR Services at 814-865-1473.

Last Updated November 06, 2019