After recent discussion about potential changes to UC post-employment health benefits, UCOP announced on Oct. 11 the formation of an advisory group, to be convened in early 2018. The group will have broad systemwide participation and will explore potential strategies and options to ensure the long-term financial viability of the retiree health benefits program. The focus of this workgroup is only on retiree health benefits and does not affect UCRP pension benefits.

More details on the work group, its charge, and timeline can be found in the announcement on the UCnet website.

The UCSF Staff Assembly is holding an Inaugural Staff Assembly Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from noon – 1 p.m. at Parnassus, N 729 during which the UC post-employement health benefits will be discussed. This is an opportunity for non-represented (non-union) staff to provide their input on this important issue, along with other issues of concern to staff employees at UCSF. More information can be found on the Staff Assembly website.