|A.||The University Health Service, the Hall Health Center, provides preventive
medicine, diagnosis, and treatment for regularly enrolled students. Faculty and staff services
are limited to physical examinations required by University or state regulations.
|B.||Emergency medical care can be obtained at the University of Washington Medical Center (formerly University Hospital) emergency room. The University Police Department (9-911 or ext. 222) is charged with the responsibility for handling emergencies of all kinds. If necessary, police officers will summon an ambulance or arrange for transportation of an ill or injured person to the University Hospital.|
The plans available are designed and authorized by the State Employees' Insurance Board (SEIB), Olympia, Washington. The University automatically pays for a "package" of group insurance benefits for all eligible faculty and staff, while offering as an addition two optional plans to be paid for by the employee.
|1)||The University paid "package" plan includes:
|a)||The employee's choice of a comprehensive Blue Cross medical plan or a
panel medicine plan such as Group Health Cooperative covering spouses and dependent
|b)||A limited Blue Cross Dental Plan also covering spouses and dependent
|c)||$5,000 of Group Term Life and Accidental Death covering employee under
|d)||Up to $180 per month benefit for Long Term Disability (LTD) covering
|2)||Optional Plans (Employee Paid)
|a)||Parts B, C, D, and E that provide dependents life, additional group term life up to
$100,000 and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) for employees and
|b)||Long Term Disability Income Insurance (LTD) that provides up to 60% of one's salary
if disabled for more than 90 days. The benefits will continue so long as the
disability continues up to age 65.
All University employees who are on the monthly salaried payroll, work 50% or more of full time, and who have appointments of six months or more are eligible for the above plans. Coverage for the University paid "package" plan begins on the date of employment.
Although the "package" plan is automatic and paid for by the University, one must enroll and elect their choice of the medical plan options within 31 days of their employment date. Likewise, enrollment in the two optional plans must be made within 31 days of employment date to obtain coverage without evidence of insurability. Enrollment in the optional plans can be requested at any time with evidence of insurability.
"Open enrollment periods" are declared from time to time (usually once a year) and are publicized by the Retirement and Insurance Office.
Medical and Dental claims are handled directly by the insurance carriers and claim questions should be directed to their local office. Life and LTD claims are initiated through the Retirement and Insurance Office.
Employees are encouraged to call the Retirement and Insurance Office if they have questions or need assistance with their insurance planning.
Employees may cancel any of the optional plans at any time by notifying the Retirement and Insurance Office in writing.
|H.||Continuation of Group Insurance While on Leave of Absence (LOA)
Employees may continue their medical and life plans during an approved LOA and while not in pay status. Direct payments must be made to the Retirement and Insurance Office by the end of the month in which one is no longer in pay status.
|I.||Termination of Employment
When an employee terminates employment, benefits in the University paid "package" plan terminate on the date of termination. Coverage for the Optional Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment continues to the end of the month for which a premium deduction is applied. Coverage for the Optional Long Term Disability (LTD) continues through the end of the month in which one terminates employment.
|A.||The University Blood Donor Pool is a community based group which is maintained
to assure an adequate supply of blood for University students, active and retired employees (or
former employees for one year following termination) or members of their immediate families. The
pool is maintained by monthly blood drives on campus and by donations from University personnel
and students at one of the Blood Center branches. Policy for the University Blood Donor Pool is
determined by a University Blood Donor Pool Committee (Medical Director of the University Hospital,
chair) and administered by the Coordinator of Blood Services.
|B.||Statement of Liability: While it is recognized that the University of Washington sponsors the University Blood Donor Pool and in endorsing its goals, provides administrative assistance to the program, the University does not incur any liability to students, faculty, or staff who may participate in the program.|
AI, March 1966; January 1970; February 1977; October 1977; March 1981.