WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The health care plans and rates are changing for roughly 27,000 Purdue employees and family members.
As part of an effort to battle rising health care costs, the Board of Trustees' Audit and Insurance Committee met Monday to review the 2014 medical options and premiums.
Recommendations by Purdue Human Resources will replace the University's current plans with three new options. Those options include two high-deductible plans that qualify for a tax-free health savings account, or HSA. The other option is a lower-deductible plan that does not include an HSA.
Director of Benefits Eva Nodine said normally, the University wouldn't start talking about medical plans until October.
"We are making some pretty radical changes because of health care reform. So, we wanted to make sure we had enough time to educate our employees because education is key," said Nodine.
The new plans call for an added $2.8 million in fees and claims due to the Affordable Care Act.
The medical plans will go before the full board for approval on Friday.
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