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Parking for Employees

Tobacco Free Policy

Jeans Day

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Insurance Coverage

Follow-up Contact Information:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield: 800-223-1704 or 701-282-1400
ND Pers State Office: 800-803-7377

Timeline

Report Submitted by Senator Loretta Heidt via the Thoughts and Concerns committee in October 2014
Senator Heidt visited with Jose at BCBS on 10/14
Senator Heidt visited with Rebecca at ND Pers State Office on 10/15

Summary 

Two different plans offered:

  1.       Grandfathered: lower deductible plan; does not cover all services
  2.       Non-Grandfathered: higher deductible plan (premium is approximately triple the cost)
  3.       Includes most services (birth control, screenings, preventative exams etc…)
  4.       Includes services in the Affordable Care Act

The state needs to be allowed to continue with the grandfathered plan and not be forced to move into the non-grandfathered plan which would include all ACA services/benefits.

The state wants to continue with our current grandfathered plan.

Any service can be added to the grandfathered plan such as birth control.  However, cost is the one of the main reasons why it has not been added.  Political issues/morals is another reason.

DSU falls under the ND state plan – DSU cannot opt to get a benefit added such as birth control.  It is at a state level only, that a service can be added.

Current plan is in place until June 30, 2015.  At this time the state will re-apply to keep its “current” plan without any additional services.  Once a plan is determined, it is in place for the biennium. 

A permanent state employee can opt for the high deductible health plan if they like.  That employee would be responsible for all additional expenses.  Can enroll as a new hire at anytime or wait until January of each year.

Documentation

Additional Insurance Information

 

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Parking for Employees

Currently there has been no need for additional parking designated for faculty and staff. The Scott/Weinbergen parking lot has consisted of many open parking spaces at any time during the working day.

 

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Tobacco Free Policy

Dickinson State University is a tobacco free campus. The responsibility for the enforcement and communication of the tobacco free policy rests with all members of the university community. Visitors, contractors, and other individuals on campus who are in violation of the policy should be reminded of the policy and asked to comply by discarding the tobacco product.  All staff, faculty, and students violating the policy should be reminded of the policy and asked to comply as well. If you have concerns with the Tobacco Free Policy, please contact your immediate supervisor.

 

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Jeans Day

The purpose of weekly Friday "Jeans Day" is to support the Staff Senate general fund, the Staff Senate Scholarship fund, and the quarterly Staff Senate donation to a Dickinson charity. Employees are encouraged to donate $1.00 each Friday to wear jeans, so that these funds can be supported.

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