|Topic:||Oppose decrease in health benefits|
|Proposed by:||Governance Committee|
WHEREAS, the proposed recommended increase in premiums, deductibles and co-payments, as reported to the Faculty Assembly on April 20, 2001, will disproportionately affect the University's lower paid faculty and staff, and
WHEREAS, the proposed changes will result in an increase in the number of uninsured spouses and dependent children, and
WHEREAS, these proposed changes will result in the delaying of time diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, resulting in increased costs, and
WHEREAS, these proposed changes will make it more difficult to recruit and maintain faculty and staff
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
That the Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina opposes the proposed recommended changes and strongly encourages the Committee on Employee Hospital and Medical Benefits (Joint Committee co-chaired by Senator Tony Rand and Rep. Thomas Wright) to consider and minimize the adverse effects of any changes to the Plan.