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Volume 27 Issue 15

Letter from the chancellor >

March 30th, 1995

Letter from the chancellor March 27, 1995 Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues: As you know, issues relating to the health care benefits of faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh have been intensely reviewed and discussed in recent months. After carefully considering input from various University constituencies, I have decided to eliminate HealthAmerica as […]

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Pregnant, seriously ill subscribers may be able to continue treatment with HealthAmerica physicians >

March 30th, 1995

Chancellor O'Connor's decision to make Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania the exclusive provider of employee health insurance at Pitt means that 5,100 University employees, spouses and children currently enrolled in HealthAmerica will have to switch to the Blues effective July 1. For many of the employees and their families, the change will mean finding new, […]

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Open enrollment for medical insurance: April 17-May 26 >

March 30th, 1995

A new toll-free voice mail system will allow faculty and staff to change their medical insurance options from any telephone in the continental United States during Pitt's next medical insurance open enrollment period, April 17 through May 26. Medical insurance changes will take effect July 1, 1995 and can't be altered again until July 1, […]

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HealthAmerica, Blue Cross officials react to decision on health insurance >

March 30th, 1995

Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania issued a brief written statement following Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's announcement that Pitt will give Blue Cross exclusive rights to employee medical coverage here. Officials from HealthAmerica, which will be eliminated under the Blue Cross agreement, condemned the deal. They said the Pitt administration never seriously considered their bids and […]

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Survey results to be used in developing 'cafeteria' benefit plan >

March 30th, 1995

The results of a survey of Pitt faculty and staff opinions of their employee benefits will be used in developing a proposal for a "cafeteria" benefits plan here, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Darlene Lewis said. A cafeteria plan allows employees to select among a range of benefits. One employee may want dental or […]

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Dear Friends releases river songs cassette >

March 30th, 1995

"Roll on Monongahela," a cassette tape featuring arrangements of 19th-century river songs from Pennsylvania, has been released by Dear Friends, the ensemble-in-residence at the Stephen Foster Memorial. The recording includes music about the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and other rivers of Pennsylvania. Selections on the cassette reflect both the peaceful, romantic aspects and the turbulence of […]

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Free services available to persons whose spouses have Alzheimer's diseases >

March 30th, 1995

People whose spouses have Alzheimer's disease may be eligible for free services through a Pitt research program that begins May 1. Participants receive a personalized program of support and training over a nine-month period, including three months of weekly visits by trained program staff, one three-hour intervention workshop with other caregiving spouses, and in-home interviews. […]

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UPB marketing efforts win awards >

March 30th, 1995

Pitt's Bradford campus has won three awards in a national competition sponsored by the trade publication Admission Marketing Report. UPB received the silver award for Total Advertising Campaign; a merit award in Radio Advertising Series, and a merit award in Newspaper Advertising Insert. "I am delighted with these awards. It was a great team effort," […]

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