Charge of the University Benefits Advisory Council

The University Benefits Advisory Council (UBAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the administration concerning policies and decision-making processes that bear on the full range of employee benefits programs at UVM. As stated in the Parameters for Compensation at The University of Vermont, compensation, comprising both salary and benefits, is set within institutional constraints of projected budget allocations and available resources.

The Charge

The specific charge to the UBAC is as follows:

In addition, a Health Insurance Working Group (HIWG) will be established as follows:

The Office of Human Resources will establish a Health Insurance Working Group, including at least three (3) voting members of the UABC, to develop recommendations to the UABC for changes in the University’s health insurance offerings, in an effort to man-age costs, while continuing to provide outstanding benefits.

The HIWG will develop both short-term strategies and long-term initiatives, working cooperatively with insurers and providers to provide and preserve choice, access, equity and value for employees along with competitiveness, administrative simplicity, stability and cost controls.

In addition to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Director of Benefits, the HIWG would seek participation from faculty and staff members with rele-vant professional expertise in the fields of economics and trend analysis as these relate to health care delivery and insurance.

Note: Recognizing that certain UVM employees are represented by certified bargaining units, neither the processes herein established or the outcomes are intended to, or will, operate in derogation of the collective bargaining rights of UVM or any certified bargaining representative of UVM employees, nor shall the discussions and exchanges of which the processes are comprised constitute bargaining with any group, organization, or individuals, on benefits matters.

Reported to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees on January 8, 2007 and issued by President Daniel Mark Fogel, January 25, 2007.

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