Email Message Details
Dear AFSCME-covered staff,
As a follow-up to my email earlier this semester, we received one important piece of information regarding health insurance after June 30th. DAS had previously communicated that no plan changes would be made through December 31, 2017. What was confirmed this week is that in addition to no plan changes, no changes will be made to health insurance premiums this calendar year. While I understand this still leaves in question what happens on January 1, 2018, I wanted to at least get this short-term information to you for your budget planning purposes.
Our office has received questions regarding other benefits such as paid leaves. Please know that UNI does not intend to make changes on July 1, 2017 (and in the foreseeable future) to the rate of vacation or sick leave accruals, the list of paid holidays, the catastrophic leave program, and employer-sponsored life insurance. For information regarding these and other benefits available to you, please visit the benefits page on the HRS web site.
Once we have additional information regarding health insurance or other benefits, rules, policies, etc. we will share this important information with you as soon as we are able.