March 26, 2013

Summary:  FAS updated the SAC on numerous projects slated for 2013, HR presented changes to the WFU benefits packages, committee reports.

–Jennifer Killingsworth of Financial and Accounting Services updated the SAC on numerous projects ahead in 2013.  She was reporting for the Capital Projects Advisory Committee:

  • Wayfinding and building sign replacement will be taking place along Wingate Road between Wait Chapel and Wake Forest Road this summer.
  • A campus lighting study is expected to occur in the near future, although no date was announced.  A previous study occurred in 2011.
  • Benson University’s post office is expected to open in mid-May; it will replace the space in Poteat Residence Hall that will be renovated to provide a pub-like dining and recreation place, which will open by Aug. 15.
  • Farrell Hall will open by Aug. 1.
  • North Residence Hall (both buildings) will open by Aug. 1.
  • The new dining hall next to North Residence Hall will open in December.
  • Some capital projects will require approval by the board of trustees:  renovations to Lot Q, portico stablization at Green Hall, security fencing at the northwest corner of campus.

–Shannon Calleja of Human Resources made a presentation on changes related to medical plan benefits for 2013-2014.  Highlights:

  • The annual benefits enrollment period will run from April 1 to 12.  The benefits fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 at Benson University Center, Room 401.
  • 1.913 faculty and staff subscribe to the medical plan, with 62 percent enrolled in the core plan and 38 percent in the value plan (figures for 2012-13 plan year).
  • There will be a 3.6 percent increase in the premiums for the core plan and a 1.4 percent increase in the value plan.
  • Increases are planned for the primary office care co-pay and prescription drug co-pays.  Details are available online at the Human Resources website.
  • No changes in cost are planned for the dental, vision and legal plans.  No changes are set for the flexible spending account.
  • HR is arranging for a dependent eligibility audit to ensure that dependents covered by University health plans are eligible dependents.  This will take place in two phases.

–Results of a survey of staff by SAC in January will be provided to staff in May.




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