Employee Health Plan Task Force a.k.a. EHPTF!
Nobody does acronyms better than higher education and one to keep in mind particularly at this time of year…at least as far as the University of Maine System is concerned…is EHPTF.
Otherwise known as the Employee Health Plan Task Force, EHPTF is a multi-stakeholder forum providing guidance to the University of Maine System regarding health care benefits for employees and their dependents.
Short version? In a world where UMS is “self-insured” paying for all medical and prescription claims for covered employees and their dependents, EHPTF’s leadership is very important to supporting health care management practices that impact both quality and cost.
Comprised of bargaining unit representatives, colleagues from a wide spectrum of other System groups, University of Maine System Human Resources and partners such as Cigna, EHPTF concentrates its efforts this time of year by recommending actions that will contribute to continuing a competitive employee health care benefit. At the same, the task force’s work is also directed toward reducing the cost trend for the employee health plan. In the process, the financial stability of UMS is enhanced while also mitigating potential health care premium increases for employees.