Benefits Information

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Penn State Hershey Medical Center offers health, dental and vision coverage for you, and if applicable, your spouse or domestic partner and dependents.  You choose the level of coverage suitable for you and your family.  We offer a Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) with a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) to provide top quality healthcare coverage.  Our comprehensive dental and vision plans allow you to select any licensed provider, whether participating or non-participating.  We also offer Healthcare and Dependent Day Care reimbursement programs through our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).

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Penn State College of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine Employee Benefits Division is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits program designed to attract and retain high quality faculty and staff. The benefits web site is organized to offer a comprehensive view of those programs. 

  • For those considering employment with Penn State, the Overview of Benefits provides a comprehensive review of University benefit plans.
  • The Summary Plan Document contains important health, dental, and vision plan eligibility information for faculty and staff and their dependents. The document details participants rights and responsibilities under these University-sponsored plans and should be reviewed carefully.
  • ESSIC, the Employee Self Service Information Center is the method used by new faculty and staff to make their Penn State benefit selections. Additionally, ESSIC allows all full-time employees to view and, when appropriate, to change their benefits during the calendar year.
  • ESSIC also allows you to update your home address and tax information by filing a new W-4 form. It is essential that Penn State has your current mailing address. You must file a new W-4 form to change your address. Instructions for making that change are available in PDF format. 

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