Faculty/Librarian Retirees' Association
University of Windsor
Third Issue, Nov/Dec, 1992
JAMES SKINNER ADDRESSES FALL MEETING ON RETIREES' HEALTH PLANS AND OTHER BENEFITS
Mr. James Skinner, Human Resources, addressed the Assn's Fall General meeting, on October 22nd. Concerning health care, he reminded members they may join the group insured with Green Shield. Most have chosen the option which is comprised of dental, extended health care and semi- private coverage. The premium for this coverage is $66 per family, and it covers out-of-Canada (including U.S.A.) medical expenses.
The other option consists of drug, extended health care and semi- private coverage. This option also includes out-of-country (including U.S.A.) coverage, but the premium for this option is considerably higher.
Mr. Skinner pointed out that, as far as out-of country coverage is concerned, we have the "Cadillac" of plans. For
this portion of the coverage, our members are pooled with those of Chrysler and several other big companies to form the
MEDEX group. MEDEX provides excellent coverage at a relatively inexpensive premium. This coverage could not be
purchased by members on their own. The MEDEX premium is included in the premium paid for our plan. Skinner warned
that we should expect a possible 30 per cent increase in premiums of semi- private coverage in the next year.
FALL MEETING APPROVES EXPANSION OF THE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE
AT the Oct. 22 Annual Fall Meeting, the Chair recommended that the Association add two members to the Executive.
This was approved. The current members (Shklov and Phillips) were reelected Pres and See-Treas. The two
members newly elected were. Pat Galasso, Peter Sonnenfeld. This exec will serve until next elections are held, at the Fall
Meet of 1993. The Assn's Constitution requires that meetings be held in Spring and Fall.
SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE RETIREES' ASSOCIATION THIS FALL
The Association is happy to announce that a number of new members have joined. Most retired last year. Some are retirees of years past. The list is not all-inclusive and we are anxious to hear from anyone whom we may have overlooked, or who wants to join the Association but hasn't got around to it yet. For now, welcome to:
ASSOCIATION DETERMINES IT MUST MAKE STRONG REPRESENTATIONS TO THE CURRENT BARGAINING GROUP
Convinced there are serious weak spots in the pension plan from the point of view of retirees, the Executive invited
any interested Ass'n members to join a committee to formulate recommendations for the for the current bargaining
committee of the Faculty Association. The response has been very strong. One meeting has already been held and more
are expected. A MORE COMPLETE REPORT IS INCLUDED ON PAGE TWO.
RETIREES' ASSOCIATION DUES REMAIN AT $15.00
This was approved at the Fall Gen'l Meeting. Dues for the year to Fall 1993 should be paid by end Dec/92. Please send your
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