Purdue committee forms as university continues to look for new insurance policy

A committee of Purdue faculty members has formed to be a voice as the university continues to look for a new insurance policy.

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 9:57 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A committee of Purdue faculty members has formed to be a voice as the university continues to look for a new insurance policy.

As we previously reported, Purdue was working to put a rule in place that would have a major impact on some faculty and staff member's spouses. Under it spouses would have to use their employer's medical insurance if the employer pays 50 percent or more of the premium.

Following a town hall meeting and concern from faculty, that is no longer the case. The new committee's chairman said its goal is for employees to have more say when it comes to their benefits.

"People make a lot of decisions based especially on health insurance, the availability of health insurance, the things that are covered so it's a very important part of what benefits people get at the place they are employed," said Peter Goldsbrough. 

Goldsbrough hopes the group continues to exist long after a new benefits package is chosen.

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