at four pm on a friday, i received the following email.
Date: February 20, 2009
To: Faculty/Staff in Blue Cross Plan
From: Diane Sweeney, Assistant HR Director for Benefits, Compensation & Risk
Re: Notice of a Modification in USF's Blue Cross PPO Plan.
You are receiving this notice because you are currently enrolled in USF's Blue Cross PPO Medical Plan.
Effective March 1, 2009, this plan will no longer provide coverage for abortion or abortion services except when the life of the mother is endangered. There will be no coverage for RU486 under the plan.
Please review the complete Summary of Material Modification at the following link: http://www.usfca.edu/hr/SMM_USF_21309.pdf
march 7 update!
on march 4, 2009, i received the following email:
To: Participants in the University of San Francisco Self-funded Medical Plan with Blue Cross
From: Human Resources
Recently, the Office of Human Resources notified you that effective March 1, 2009, the University of San Francisco's self-funded medical plan administered by Anthem Blue Cross would no longer provide coverage for abortion or abortion services except when the life of the mother is endangered. The notice also stated that there would be no further coverage for RU486.
Thanks to all of you who responded to express concern about, or support for, the change to the plan and for those who met with representatives from Human Resources.
We understand that this issue is both sensitive and complex, and are cancelling the March 1, 2009 effective date to allow for a more comprehensive re-examination of the situation. We will keep you updated as that evaluation progresses.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Sweeney at x2440 or Martha Peugh-Wade at x2444.