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Retiree Health Benefits Working Group: Interim Summary submitted and response

July 20, 2018

The Retiree Health Benefits Working Group began meeting in January 2018 and submitted an interim report to UC President Napolitano on July 3. We received the President’s response to this report yesterday. I share both the interim report and the President’s letter with you now as attachments below. As you will note, given the projected very low rate of cost increase for health plans in 2019, few changes are recommended for next year. In addition, the Working Group will continue its deliberations into the next academic year as such a low rate of cost increase is unlikely in the long-term.

Retiree Health Benefits Working Group: Interim Summary released

April 10, 2018

The UC Office of the President has just released a compilation of background materials that have been reviewed by the Retiree Health Benefits Working Group over the last many weeks. This “Interim Summary” is in response to requests that information be provided that can be shared more broadly. John Meyer of UC Davis, the Retiree representative will be reviewing this deck along with Emeriti representative to the Work Group, Roger Anderson, to determine if clarifications are required.

Retiree Health Benefits Working Group on track to deliver analysis by June 1, 2018

April 03, 2018

The 2019 Retiree Health Benefits Working Group, with representatives from key universitywide stakeholder groups, is making progress toward its charge — exploring potential strategies and developing options for UC leaders to consider to ensure the long-term financial viability of the retiree health benefits program. The group will evaluate the potential implications of available options to both UC and retirees, and present its analysis to UC leadership by June 1, 2018.

Retiree Health Benefits Working Group formed to study options for benefits stability

February 01, 2018

Following an extensive nomination process, the Retiree Health Benefits Working Group has been formed to explore options that will ensure the long-term financial viability of the retiree health benefits program and the quality of the benefits offered. The work pertains only to retiree health benefits; it does not affect UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) pension benefits.

Update on the UC Retiree Health Benefits Program

October 17, 2017

Over the summer, we notified you about a Regents Agenda item to "Rescind the 70 Percent Floor for the University's Aggregate Annual Contribution to the Retiree Health Benefit Program." Many university groups contributed letters requesting postponement of this agenda item until proper consultation across campuses and with retirees and emeriti could take place. Initial efforts resulted in postponing this agenda item to the November Regents meeting.

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