March 19, 2015
Dear UCSC Faculty member,
As you are aware, recent changes in UC’s health care policies and benefits, and glitches in its contract with Blue Cross, have affected many of our faculty, instructors and staff. SCFA has been paying close attention to this issue, and the Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) drafted a letter to President Napolitano, which you received yesterday, asking for clarification on proposed changes in the structure of and options for health care (these are described in the letter). While we are not yet clear about how these would affect UCSC in particular, it does appear that the changes could further limit benefits and options available to UCSC employees.
The SCFA board strongly supports CUCFA’s initiative and, if you have not yet read the letter, encourage you to do so and consider signing it (whether or not you are a member of SCFA).
Please see http://cucfa.org/healthcare-options-petition/ .
The SCFA Board