By Ralph Derickson
The Health Benefits Task Force
will hold forums at four locations across campus.
12, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- A
Health Benefits Task Force that has been reviewing health
care costs for University of Kentucky faculty and staff
members will present its proposed recommendations in
four public forums set for Nov. 13 through Nov. 19.
force's recommendations for changes in the health
care benefits program that will be discussed at the
open forums are now available online at http://www.uky.edu/HealthBenefits/.
Lee T. Todd Jr. appointed the 12-member task force
as one of his first official acts of business when
he became UK President in July. The Task Force, chaired
by Thomas Samuel of the College of Allied Health,
has been holding hearings to review the cost of health
care benefits for the university's faculty and staff
are set for:
-- 11 a.m.
to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Worsham Theater in the
UK Student Center;
to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the E.S. Goodbarn;
to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 115 Health Sciences Learning
to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 in Seay Auditorium in the
Agriculture Science Center-North building at Nicholasville
and Cooper Drive.
forums will be televised for UK faculty and staff
in communities outside the Lexington area from 2 to
3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, using the facilities of the
Kentucky Telecare Network. These forums will
be accessible at the Hardin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg;
Hazard Area Regional Hospital in Hazard, Pikeville
Methodist Hospital, Pikeville; St. Claire Medical
Center in Morehead, and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
session November 19 will be broadcast at 1:30 p.m.
to these College of Agriculture sites: Room 174, Western
Kentucky Research & Education Center, Princeton, and
Room 104, main office, Robertson Substation, Quicksand.
to Samuel, other members of the task force are Sheila
Brothers, endocrinology; Deborah Davis, UK Research
Foundation; William Fortune, College of Law; David
Hoke, Wellness Center; John Madden, retired economics
professor; Karen Mayo, Lexington Community College
registrar's office; Lee Meyer, College of Agriculture;
William Reesor, Physical Plant; Anna Smith, Diagnostic
Services (UK Hospital); Robert Stroup, emeritus faculty,
and Roberta Young, Physical Plant.