Retiree Health Benefits 2019 Working Group

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Interim Summary released

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. However, we thought it most important to distribute this information as soon as possible given the limited timeline for this project. 

Interim Summary

Please note that this is background material only. The committee will begin to discuss alternatives that should be considered beginning in early May. While this information illustrates scenarios related to certain actions, there has yet to be discussion by Work Group members of alternatives that would best serve retirees and the university.

Remember that an email account has been set up for those wishing to submit comments:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Retiree Health Benefits Working Group on track to deliver analysis by June 1, 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. Read the entire article.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

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

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.

After a kickoff meeting in January, the group of 16 faculty, current staff and retirees, who have been approved by President Napolitano, is scheduled to meet about every three weeks and present its analysis to UC leadership by June 2018. The results of the working group’s deliberations and/or any proposed changes to the retiree health benefits program will be shared with the UC community. Read more on the UCnet website.

Your Associations

The UC Davis Emeriti Association and the UC Davis Retirees' Association have joined together to advocate and represent all retirees in the above discussion. Please view recent recent communications they have distributed to their members:

Not an association member?

There is strengh in numbers. The Retiree Center represents all retirees and reminds the university of the special needs of retirees. Nonetheless, the voice of the two retirees associations, the UC Davis Retirees' Association, open to all retirees from UC Davis, and the UC Davis Emeriti Association, open to all retired faculty and academics with the emeritus title, is independent of the university.

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