Purdue employees to keep same insurance, for now

Purdue University employees won't have to worry about a change in their insurance policies, at least for now.

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 7:41 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 9:14 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University employees won't have to worry about a change in their insurance policies, at least for now.

As we previously reported, the university was working to put a rule in place that would have a major impact on some faculty and staff member's spouses. A statement released Tuesday said that will no longer be the case.

The university's Chief Financial Officer said the policy will be reviewed over the course of the next six months. 

Professor in the college of engineering Alice Pawley said in six months time, it will be summer. Her fear is a decision will be made when the majority of faculty and staff is on break.

The email also said the university spends more than $4 million a year on spouses. It goes on to say the school feels that money can be better spent in other areas such as salary increases.

Pawley said she appreciates the extra time, but it doesn't add up.

"Well that money is not going to the ten dollar an hour employees, that money is going to administrators who are already making a huge salary," said Pawley.

There is a meeting Wednesday at noon to discuss all of this.  It will be in the Purdue Memorial Union in the south ballroom.
The meeting will also be live-streamed. You can watch it all here.

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