Health Care and PAR Committee Members Needed!

The Rep Council voted on October 22 to establish a VTA Health Care Committee. The role of the committee will be to research alternative options and gather data that will help us make informed decisions about how we provide health care benefits to our members as we move forward. The committee will report to the Executive Board, Rep Council, and membership. It will solicit input from members, and potentially put some choices to a vote that can be implemented through the negotiations’ process.

We are looking for members who represent the various types of coverage we now offer; in lieu of, single subscriber, subscriber plus one, subscriber plus two or more, as well as a range of new to veteran members to serve on the committee. The responsibilities will include approximately one meeting per month plus some additional duties involving research, reporting, survey drafting, compiling of responses etc.

Alyson Brauning, our Vice President, will serve as committee chair. Our goal is to have a committee of approximately six members who represent a mix of the groups listed above. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email me by November 20th. We plan to have the committee selected and ready to start after the winter break.

We are also looking for members to serve on the Peer Assistance Review (PAR) committee. This would entail just a few meetings with the District to discuss current implementation of PAR and look at current PAR language to see if changes may need to be made through the negotiations’ process. Please let me know if you are interested in working on this committee.

Thank you,

Moira McSweeney

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