RESOLUTION 2010-5 ON HEALTH CARE FOR UNC EMPLOYEES
(passed Faculty Assembly unanimously on 16 April 2010)
WHEREAS, many faculty and staff are greatly concerned about the eroding level of health care benefits; and
WHEREAS, the UNC Faculty Assembly wishes to go on record about these concerns,
NOW, therefore, the UNC Faculty Assembly resolves:
1. That the UNC General Administration and the North Carolina General Assembly request that oversight of the State Health Plan be transferred to an independent board of the Executive Branch of the state.
2. That the UNC General Administration request the North Carolina General Assembly to direct the State Health Plan and its contractors, in the interest of transparency and public accountability, to:
a. Justify raising premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and elimination of the 90/10 program,
b. Itemize and account for all expenses claimed by BCBSNC for their administration of the State Health Plan.
3. That the UNC General Administration recommend to the North Carolina General Assembly that
a. Random testing of UNC state employees and dependents for tobacco and obesity should be prohibited;
b. Any health testing measures that are employed should have proven efficacy and a clearly described appeal process to maximize accountability;
c. Additional positive incentives, rather than punitive measures, should be implemented to encourage healthy behaviors;
d. All employees should retain the full range of coverage plans regarding their health care plan options.
4. That the UNC General Administration urge the North Carolina General Assembly to terminate categorical exclusions or reductions in coverage levels for health plan participants.
RESULTS: None known.