Email UHS with your concerns about their proposed insurance plan! Just fill out the form below and click “Send”. Feel free to replace our text with your own message and concerns about the new plan announced on May 27, 2011.
We have taken down our submission form. Here is the letter that over 400 GEO members sent:
The changes to the Student Health Insurance Plan announced on May 27 will be disastrous for Graduate Student Employees and their families. Only one year ago, our insurance had no deductible, $10 and $20 prescription copays, and 100% coverage for referred services at preferred providers. Over the 2010-2011 academic year, a $200 plan deductible was imposed, and prescription copays increased by as much as 100%, but serviced referred out of University Health Services continued to be covered at 100% at preferred providers. These changes created hardships for many Graduate Student Employees. The new plan, which caps coverage outside University Health Services at 85%, will be a disaster for those among us who are chronically ill, for women seeking gynecological care, for new families and for those with young children, as well as for anyone who has a medical emergency requiring hospitalization. University Health Services does not provide many of these services and routinely refers students to outside providers for their care. I call on you to reverse the changes announced May 27 for the 2011-2012 Academic Year and those implemented during the 2010-2011 Academic Year, and return to the coverage Graduate Student Employees received while bargaining their last contract.