University of California, San Diego

May 5, 1997
SUBJECT: Long Term Care Presentations
Following several extensive consultations and reviews, UC Employee Benefits Plan Administration has announced that the University will not sponsor a long term care insurance plan. It is acknowledged, however, that long term care insurance remains a topic of concern among many UC employees.
Long-term care involves a wide variety of services for individuals with prolonged physical illnesses, disabilities, or cognitive disorders. Services may include assistance with daily living activities, home health care, adult day care, respite care, and care in a nursing home. Many long term care insurance policies are currently available and may be purchased on an individual basis.
The State of California Department of Aging's Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides a wealth of information on long term care issues. The program offers counseling on long term care options and insurance plan provisions. Services are free and counselors do not recommend or sell insurance policies. Information may be obtained by contacting a local HICAP counselor at 1-619-565-8772. HICAP information packets, which describe the California Partnership for Long Term Care, and a list of Insurance Companies approved for participation in the
California Partnership, may be obtained by calling 1-800-434-0222.
Though the University is not endorsing or sponsoring a long term care plan, presentations have been scheduled as a service to employees who may be interested in obtaining additional information on long term care insurance options. The presentations will be held on the UCSD campus in the Price Center Theater and are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.:
A representative from the California Department of Aging will present a general overview of long term care issues, insurance policies, and provisions.
Wednesday, May 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon:
Harold J. Simon, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Division of International Health and Cross-Cultural Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine will give a presentation on long term care. Representatives from the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA/CREF) will discuss their long term care insurance programs.
All UCSD faculty, staff employees, and retirees are welcome to attend the presentations.
Rogers Davis
Assistant Vice Chancellor -
Human Resources