Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Changes in Employee Insurance Could Save State System $3.5M Modifications Affect 1,800 Workers

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Changes in Employee Insurance Could Save State System $3.5M Modifications Affect 1,800 Workers

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The State System of Higher Education on Monday announced modifications to its employee health insurance that leaders predict will save $3.5 million each year at a time when system finances are under stress.

The changes apply to about 1,800 workers, or 15 percent, of employees across the system's 14 state-owned universities, including managers and administrators, university health center nurses, and campus police officers and security guards, officials said. The changes become effective Jan. 1.

Based on their level of coverage, workers will be required to contribute $3 to $14 more each pay period toward their insurance. Other modifications, including a $250 deductible - with a $500-a-year per family limit - for certain medical services will apply based on plan usage, officials said. …

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