On Monday, August 20 the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Trustees voted to extend basic health insurance coverage for eligible adjuncts while the final stages of negotiations on a new health insurance plan for adjuncts are completed.
Significant progress has been made in the negotiations, but the complexity of the issue has required more time than anticipated. Welfare Fund Executive Director Larry Morgan emailed adjuncts who qualify for the benefit under the current eligibility requirements, informing them that if they continue to qualify under the current eligibility requirements they will be eligible for coverage through September 30, 2012.
The PSC and the University proposed the one-month extension to relieve adjuncts of uncertainty about their health insurance coverage for the next six weeks and to avoid undue pressure to enroll in a new program quickly. Meanwhile, daily negotiations on a long-term agreement continue. We will update you as soon as a final agreement is reached.