January 2010 Meeting Minutes

Date:  January 21, 2010

Time:  10:00 am

Place:  McKim Hall, VP Conference Room 3001

Representatives in Attendance:  Johy Betts, Terry Bennett, Della Marsh, Cathy Pasternak, Leslie Yowell, Mike Wilson, Monique Collins, Andrea McNeely, June Wade, Nancy Kriigel, Shae Berghuis, and Beth Williams.

I. Call to Order: Meeting was called to order by Johy Betts.

II. Reports:

Beth Reinhard announced that H1N1 shots are still being administered to employees.  She also mentioned that W2's are now available online.  Council asked a question about the furlough but Beth had no further details to report.

III. Guest Speakers: none scheduled

IV. New Business:

Today's meeting centered on plans for 2010.  Several areas that need attention include amending several council by-laws, revamping the look and information presented on the council website, increasing council representative attendance and composing the year's list of guest speakers.  Representatives were asked to bring issues from their constituents to February's meeting.  The issues will be put to a vote to determine which ones council will focus on for the year.  There was a discussion on the new prescription deductible and how it has financially affected many employees.  Beth Reinhard let council know that the contract for Southern Health is up for renewal.  UVA will consider proposals from many health care plans in addition to Southern Health.  Ultimately, the plan that maintains the level of coverage employees expect coupled with reasonable premiums will be awarded as our company health provider.

The Co-Chairs will send a draft of the amended by-laws to Beth and John for review prior to February's meeting.  Terry Bennett and Mike Wilson will alternate monthly responsibility for meeting minutes.  Keith Johnson and Terry Bennett plan to attend the Medical Center Employee Council to learn about their practices in efforts to improve the effectiveness of the HSAREC council.

V.  Old Business:  None      

VI. Committee Reports:  None

VII. Adjournment:  Johy Betts adjourned the meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled on February 18th, 2010 at 10:00 am.  The list of proposed guest speakers list will be prioritized and finalized.