Provost Announces Three Benefits Changes


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The Havard Gazette


Harvard University

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Provost Harvey Fineberg has announced three changes in Harvard's benefits. First, to keep health premiums for faculty and staff under control, a new system will spread the cost of caring for those with higher medical expenses across the entire Harvard population. This change is designed to make health insurance more affordable for all faculty and staff, regardless of their health status. Second, a plan that would have limited Harvard's share of retiree medical benefits will not be implemented. Third, as of July 1, 1999, birth and adoptive mothers and fathers may take four weeks paid leave. This latter policy applies to staff only; parental leave policy for faculty is determined by each dean.


Originally published by Harvard University. Article fulltext available through remote link. Must click on corresponding year and date: June 17, 1999.