The Future of Healthcare at IU

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The Future of Healthcare at IU
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Bloomington Professional Council Forum
March 30, 2007
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Debby Allmayer
Member, IU Commission on Health Care
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Commission on Health Care
…made up of faculty, staff, administrators and
representatives of Nursing and Medical Schools to
provide guidance in the development of Universitywide policies that impact employee health care plans.
Emphasis is on balancing employee health care policies
with available resources from the University.
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Commission on Health Care
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• Formed in 1993
• Charged by President Tom Ehrlich to bring increases in health
care costs below double digit percentages
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• Represented by all employee groups and most campuses
including the Associate Dean Primary Care, School of Medicine;
Dean, School of Nursing; chaired by Dr. Glenn Irwin
• Committed to educating its members on the industry, trends,
utilization, new products and services
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• Solicited member feedback, guidance and support on health care
plan changes and in communication to constituent groups
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CHC Today
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• Changes to federal, Indiana law: Prescription plan,
Universal health care
• Health Savings Accounts:
– Savings account with preferential tax treatment
– Employer, employee or both fun
– High deductible health plan
– Balances can be rolled over year to year, belong
to employee on termination
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Smoke-free Campus:
Currently under consideration
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• Web site support: cessation options
• Incentive for non-use of tobacco products
– Health care premiums incrementally increased
– Open enrollment affidavit of tobacco non-use
– Deposit to tax-free (TSB or HRA) account
– State of Indiana
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