LMU's Board of Trustees has voted to cut elective abortion coverage from faculty/staff health care starting in 2014. The news was confirmed in an email message from University President David W. Burcham and Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Aikenhead to faculty and staff – a copy of the message has been included here.
Also in the letter is notice of a Third-Party Administrator (TPA)-managed plan that will cover elective abortions. The TPA-managed plan, which will require faculty/staff to pay a "slightly higher premium," will be chosen soon.
"No LMU dollars will be spent paying for the additional coverage," Burcham and Aikenhead wrote in the letter.
The University Comprehensive Benefits Committee will review the decision and make a recommendation for benefits in 2015 and beyond.
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