Open Enrollment is October 14–25
(the system closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern).
Open Enrollment Made Easier
Click to Chat: If you have questions while enrolling, a “Chat Now” button is located in the bottom right corner of each page on the Pearson Benefits Marketplace website. By clicking this button, you can have a secure live chat with a benefits counselor.
Step 1 – Have Your Information Ready:
- Have the social security number and birth date easily accessible for any dependent(s) you will be adding to your coverage.
- Know what plan(s) you want to enroll in. This is also a good time to review your list of beneficiaries to make sure they are up-to-date.
Step 2 – Visit the Pearson Benefits Marketplace
Select “Explore 2020 Benefits.” Because we are moving to an upgraded platform for 2020, you will need to register as a new user. To register as a new user you will need the last 4 digits of your social security number, your last name, your date of birth and your home zip code. Complete the process to set up your account. For an optimal online experience, use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser. Please note that your login credentials for 2019 are unchanged.
If you have questions about your 2020 benefits or enrolling, call the Pearson Benefits Marketplace at 1-855-237-6421. Benefit counselors are available to assist you Monday to Friday, 7 am to 10 pm and Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm (all times eastern).
What happens if I don’t enroll?
You should log in and confirm you have the coverage you need and want for 2020. If you don’t make any updates, you will be automatically enrolled in your current coverage with the exception of spending and savings account elections.
Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts and Commuter/Parking elections do not transfer over from year to year. If you are participating in any of these accounts in 2019 and want to continue participation into 2020, you must make an election for 2020, even if you want to continue the same amount per paycheck for next year. Please note your 2019 balances in the HSA and Commuter/Parking accounts will carry over into 2020.
What if I am currently enrolled, but don’t want coverage in 2020?
If you are currently enrolled in Pearson benefits but do not need coverage in 2020, you must go into the system and “waive” coverage. Not doing so will result in you paying for coverage for all of 2020.
Is your current medical plan the best one for you?
Even though we are not changing the plan options for 2020, open enrollment is the time to reevaluate your current elections. If you were making a large purchase like buying a new car, you would do some homework first, right? Well, your benefits, their cost and what type of coverage you need, deserve similar attention each year. Take a moment to consider these questions as you prepare to make your 2020 elections:
- How much health care and what type of care did I need this year?
- Do I expect my needs to be the same in 2020?
- Do I prefer to pay less from my paycheck or less out of my pocket when I access care?