Minutes of March 31, 2005 Meeting
The meeting convened at 10:33 a.m. in room 817, Cathedral of
UPBC members present were: James Alexander, Livingston Alexander,
Nicholas Bircher, Stephen Carr, Jerome Cochran, Richard Colwell, N. John
Cooper, David DeJong, Christine Dollaghan, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Carol
Hodgkiss, Ronald Larsen, James Maher, Arthur Ramicone, and Stephen
Wisniewski, . Also present were: Richard Henderson, Jeffrey Liebmann,
Charles McLaughlin, and Robert Pack.
UPBC members not present were: Carolyn Carson, Mary Ann Caton,
Rakshiet Jain, Brian Kelly, Arthur Levine, Maureen McClure, Angela Peskie,
Michael Stuckart, and Thomas Wolf.
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the February 21 meeting were approved.
Presentation on Health Insurance Cost Projections
Cochran presented proposed health insurance plan changes for FY
-- improved co-insurance for out-of-network service for the Panther
-- improved in-network and out-of-network out-of-pocket maximums for
the Panther Plus plan;
-- the removal of deductibles and co-insurance for preventive
services for all PPO plans;
-- the removal of co-payments for preventive services for the Panther
Gold HMO plan;
-- no change in co-payments for pharmaceuticals and coverage for
prescriptions related to smoking cessation; and
-- efforts to promote health risk assessment, preventive services,
and smoking cessation.
Participation in a baseline basic metabolic blood panel and lipid profile
would result in no net increase for the year in the cost to the employee
for health insurance. Cochran moved that the Committee approve the
changes as part of the overall planning and budgeting parameters for FY
2006. Larsen seconded. The Committee approved the motion unanimously.
Update on FY 2006 Planning and Budgeting Parameters
Larsen summarized discussions of the Parameters Subcommittee, with
the understanding that enrollment projections are not final and other
budget components are still in flux.
The meeting adjourned at 11:33 a.m.