No Changes to Health Benefits This Year

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 theContinue reading “No Changes to Health Benefits This Year”

Fall Newsletter

FacCheck Newsletter of the George Washington University Faculty Association FALL 2016 In this issue: Fall Colloquium A Win on Health Benefits for 2017 GWUFA Speaks on Tech in Classrooms, Provost Listens Shared Governance in the University Presidential Search GWUFA Fall Colloquium on the Governance of the University On October 11, 2016, GWUFA hosted the first of several colloquia thatContinue reading “Fall Newsletter”

Misleading benefits information in GW Today

Recently GW Today published a misleading story claiming that employee benefits at GW are comparable to those offered at its peer institutions. This claim is based on a flawed report commissioned by the university administration to gainsay the conclusions of President Knapp’s own task force of GW faculty and staff. That original task force report, available on the GWUContinue reading “Misleading benefits information in GW Today”

Benefits Task Force Report

President Knapp’s own benefits task force found in May that GW’s benefits lag far behind those of our peer institutions. GWUFA was the first group to raise this issue, and we have finally overcome Rice Hall stonewalling. The full task force report is available here.  (And browse other resources under our documents page.)

November Newsletter

FacCheck Newsletter of the George Washington University Faculty Association November 2014 Inside: Health Insurance 2015: At Best a Mixed Bag for GW Faculty and Staff GWUFA Supports Staff Protest of Tuition Benefit Reductions Focus on the Budget:  What are the GW Administration’s Priorities? Faculty Code Revision:  GWUFA Remains Vigilant GWUFA’s Inside/Outside Strategy GWUFA in theContinue reading “November Newsletter”

GWUFA and Health Insurance at the George Washington University

One of the reasons GWUFA was founded was to protest the huge increases in medical insurance premiums that GW faculty have had to pay, even while our out-of-pocket expenses under those plans were drastically increased. Over the past two years, faculty medical insurance expenses have increased by 52%, so that we now receive significantly worseContinue reading “GWUFA and Health Insurance at the George Washington University”

GWUFA progress on health insurance costs

We wanted to let you know about some progress that we just made on our efforts to roll back the 52% increase in the amount GW faculty pay for health care under our insurance plans over the past two years. These efforts, as you know, began with a petition we organized, signed by 165 full time faculty members, overContinue reading “GWUFA progress on health insurance costs”

Report on Meeting Regarding the GWUFA Health Insurance Petition

Those of us who organized the petition drive to protest the huge increase in faculty health insurance rates in 2014 presented our petition, with 165 names attached, to Provost Steve Lerman in early February and asked a for a meeting with him to discuss our concerns. Our first scheduled meeting with him was postponed dueContinue reading “Report on Meeting Regarding the GWUFA Health Insurance Petition”