I’m Outta Here

An earlier post on this blog noted that there were concerns about caps on total payouts under the health insurance plan for students at UC.*  Now, apparently, there are also big premium jumps coming. UC-Berkeley has announced it will pull out of the UC-wide plan and run its own.  From the San Francisco Business TimesFollowing intense pressure from students, UC Berkeley is pulling the plug on participation in a controversial, deficit-plagued student health plan run by the University of California system, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said Thursday. Birgeneau said the system’s flagship Berkeley campus will jump ship effective Aug. 15, when it will leave the UC Student Health Insurance Plan and return to a campus-specific plan. As of that date, health coverage for UC Berkeley students will revert to the former Berkeley campus-run program…

Full story at http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2013/05/uc-berkeley-jumps-ship-will-leave.html

*Our earlier post is at http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2013/01/issue-of-uc-health-cap-for-students.html