Hello to all. I’m John Jacobs, Vice President of Global Benefits. I joined Pearson in October of 2016. I am delighted to be here, and look forward to working with each of you. I’ll spare you the lengthy background, and just say that I bring several years of experience to this role, having been involved in virtually every aspect of employee benefits along the way. Ok, enough about me…here’s a preview of what you’ll find inside this edition of For Your Benefit.

“There just aren’t enough hours in my day.” Sounds familiar, right? We all can use some help keeping on top of our busy lives. Take a look inside to learn more about the LifeCare® Concierge Services, which can save you time and energy.

Have some questions about our new prescription drug plan administrator? This issue also contains some answers to questions about how best to utilize your prescription plan benefits under our new partner, CVS/caremark.

We’re also thrilled to announce a quarterly webinar program where you’ll be able to learn more about the Benefit programs offered by Pearson.

This month also brings an awareness campaign around the eye disease called Age-Related Macular Degeneration, or AMD. Learn what it is, the causes and the treatments available. While some of you are too young to be impacted by AMD, it is commonplace today for many of us to be the caregivers for our elderly loved ones. Take a look inside to find out about this condition on their behalf, while learning what you might need to know in later years.

I’m excited to be a part of Pearson and the benefits team. I’m grateful for the warm welcome I’ve received from the many wonderful and talented people I have met. I look forward to meeting many more of you in the days ahead.

Be well,

John, Vice President, Global Benefits