The Working Group, which included faculty, other academic appointee and staff representatives, was asked to advise on coverage options that were being considered for Medicare-eligible retirees under the plan. Coverage at the time of the group's convening was provided under the Anthem Medicare Preferred PPO plan.
The group was asked to consider various options for the plan including a change in insurance carrier from Anthem and the type of plan provided. It reviewed retirees’ experience with Anthem, including service, network reach and other features. It also considered the benefits and limitations of Medicare Advantage plans, which were in place at the time of review, Medicare plus Medigap plans, which were provided prior to January 2019, and the possibility of offering both plan options.
Neil Harris
(Chair) Preston & Sterling Morton Professor Emeritus of US History and Art History, Department of History and the College
Jeffrey Apfelbaum
Professor, Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Wendy Doniger
Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of the History of Religions, Divinity School, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, Committee on Social Thought, and the College
Veronica Guerrieri
Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Glenn Klinksiek
Retired Assistant Vice President for Risk Management, Audit, and Safety, University of Chicago
Michael LaBarbera
Professor Emeritus, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and the College
Sabina Shaikh
Senior Lecturer, Harris School of Public Policy and the Social Sciences Collegiate Division; Director of the Program on Global Environment, the Environmental & Urban Studies Major, and the Environment, Agriculture, and Food Working Group