Health Care Costs Set to Increase for University of Minnesota Employees

The University will pass an estimated 5 percent of UPlan costs to employees.

Spurred by an impending slash in state funding, the administration is looking to compensate by cutting $12.7 million from employee health care.

The nearly 18,000 employees on the University’s plan could face hikes in premiums or co-pays. The University will pass about 5 percent of UPlan costs for 2012 over to employees, said Dann Chapman, director of employee benefits.

It’s not attractive, but the alternative — reducing health benefits and coverage, Continue reading