The current adjunct health coverage through the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund has been extended through September 30, 2014. In a June 20 message to program participants, PSC President Barbara Bowen reported that “we are within reach of achieving stable, ongoing health insurance for eligible adjuncts for an unlimited period after that.”
“During the past few weeks the union has made substantial progress toward an agreement on a lasting solution for adjunct health insurance,” Bowen wrote. “University management has fully supported our efforts and has agreed to provide additional funding for the next three months. The three-month extension of the current coverage is based on the expectation that we will be able to sign an agreement for the provision of sustained, regularized adjunct health insurance starting October 1, 2014.”
Current eligibility requirements remain in effect, so adjuncts who received health insurance in the Spring 2014 semester but not in Fall 2013 are covered through July 31 only. Adjuncts who received health coverage in both Fall and Spring semesters of the 2013-2014 academic year will be covered through August.