Tag Archives: Health

Fom the FA Executive Board: Upcoming FA-sponsored Events & Important Updates

  Dear FA Membership, Happy New Year.  As I mentioned in my fall welcome email (9/28/2015), the Board of the Santa Barbara Faculty Association wants to stay in closer contact with the FA membership and, to that end, is issuing quarterly reports about our activities and issues of common concern.  Hence this email!  We encourage you as well to visit our website, the Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) website and to contact individual board members with your ideas, concerns, and suggestions.  If you don’t read any farther, Read More +

UC Care: SBFA Letter to Janet Napolitano

January 21, 2015 Janet Napolitano President, University of California Dear President Napolitano: As you are well aware, when health insurance provider Blue Shield of California terminated its contract with the Sutter Health network earlier this month, thousands of UC employees were shocked to see that such a drastic change in their benefits would be legal and dismayed that their health care could be put at risk without a robust reaction from UCOP. Many will have to scramble for new doctors, new medical facilities, or pay Read More +

UC Care – Letter from the SBFA Board

November 4, 2014 To the UCSB Community: With the 2015 open enrollment month now upon us, it is clear that those in the UC Office of the President who designed and/or administer UC Care and other health insurance options have once again failed to address the manifest inequities and problems that the transition to UC Care has generated for those of us who work at UC Santa Barbara. System-wide, UC faculty and staff have all faced network problems and cost increases as a consequence of Read More +