2013 Proposed Benefit Changes - Announcement to Community

Announcement to Community

To:          President, Provost, Deans, Executives, Faculty and Staff

From:     Doug Hough and Don Steinwachs
               Co-Chairs, JHU Benefits Advisory Committee

Date:      February 6, 2012

Re:          Invitation to Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Preliminary Recommendations for Changes to the
                Benefits Program

The Johns Hopkins University Benefits Advisory Committee is in the process of completing a comprehensive review of the university's benefits program at the request of Provost Lloyd Minor and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration Daniel Ennis.

The Committee, which is comprised of representatives from each of the Schools, has developed preliminary recommendations. Over the next month, they are seeking your input on the proposed changes to the university's benefits. Most of the recommendations focus on the university's healthcare program.

Your participation in the benefits survey that was distributed to all faculty and staff this summer was critical in informing the Committee's deliberations. Elements of the university's benefits programs that were deemed most important by many of you including retirement and dependent tuition funding are not proposed to change as a result of this review process.

Please join us at one of the Town Hall meetings planned at various locations across the university to learn more about the Committee's work and recommended changes. Benefits are important to all of us. Don't miss the opportunity to again give input to the Committee. Follow this Town Hall link to see the schedule and register for a meeting that is convenient to you. You can also visit the benefits website for more information on the changes.

If you have any questions about the Town Hall meetings or recommended changes, please contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or e-mail the Benefits team at benefits@jhu.edu.