* UC Faculty Ask President Napolitano to Stop Deterioration of Health Care Insurance – January 15, 2015

Dear Colleagues, As most of you are doubtless aware, the recent breakdown in talks between Blue Shield and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Sutter) could have enormous and negative consequences for UC employees, many of whom will lose coverage or be forced to change medical providers.  This impasse is only the latest in a series of changes to UC health insurance, and we are very concerned about the overall downward trend.  We believe it is important for UC faculty to register their concerns and so are sponsoring the following petition, urging President Napolitano to make improvements to health insurance a top administrative priority. We invite ALL UC faculty and staff – at ALL campuses to sign the petition, forward the […]

* Letter to UC regarding health care plan changes – 1/12/15

On January 12, 2015, The SCFA sent the following letter to UC President Janet Napolitano and also sent copies of the letter to half a dozen UC officers. Dwaine B. Duckett, UCOP Vice President of Human Resources responded with a letter dated January 22, 2015, available HERE. The UCSB Faculty Association also wrote to President Napolitano regarding the connection between the situations of UCSB, UCB, and UCSC in relation to Blue Shields / UC Care. You can read their letter HERE We also have linked HERE an email on failing UC Care medical plan, from former UCOP budget director Michael Rancer to UCOP’s Vice President of Human Resources Dwaine Duckett   ___________________________________________________________________________ President Janet Napolitano Office 12122 1111 Franklin Street […]