Fringe Benefits Committee MinutesAttendees: Debbie Donnellan, Chair, David King, Janis King, Neosha Mackey, Terri Oehm, John Satzinger, Martha Tuttle, Howard Berriman, ex officio
Absent: Randy Blackwood, Tamera Jahnke, Alphonso Johnson, Art Spisak, Alex Trombetta
The committee welcomed Martha Tuttle. She will represent the West Plains campus on the Fringe Benefits Committee.
The committee discussed the results of the health care survey. It was decided that the committee would further investigate some of the issues raised in the survey to determine if our providers--both the third-party administrator (Med Pay) and health care providers (St. John’s Hospital and Physicians)--were providing services that comply with industry standards and fulfill their contractual obligations to the University.
Some of the questions raised were: What is the billing procedure between the health care provider and Med Pay? What is the average billing cycle? How many doctors are in the St. John’s network–both primary care and specialists? What should we expect in terms of the timeframe for getting an appointment with a primary care physician and a specialist? How will billing procedures be affected after St. John’s expansion? Is there a procedure for inquiries of employees who believe they have received inadequate or incorrect health care services?
The committee will schedule fact-finding meetings with representatives from Med Pay and St. John’s.
Submitted by: Debbie Donnellan