As you begin the open enrollment process this month, we thought you should know about the role GWUFA played in the process. For the last several years, GWUFA has been lobbying to get the GW administration to stop annually chipping away at our health insurance coverage. Each year, the deductibles would go up, or the co-pays would increase, or the prescription prices would rise (and the list of covered drugs would get smaller). Just as we would get familiar with a plan, how it worked, and how to get the most value from it, it would change.
This past year, our members on the Benefits Advisory Committee insisted that there should be a year in which none of the coverages changed. That is what you see this year in your health plan options.
If you are relieved that you will not have to learn new plan terms, and that for once your health plan next year will not be worse than the one you had this year, you should know that GWUFA played a major role in bringing about that result.
If you haven’t already, join us today! One in four faculty are already members.