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Penn State President Rodney Erickson says the university will suspend the $100 a month surcharge for employees who don’t participate in the controversial Take Care of Your Health initiative. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
Penn State’s Faculty Senate met yesterday for the first time this academic year. The university’s controversial new health plan was at the forefront of the agenda. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports many spoke out against the changes.
It’s been about a month since Penn State rolled out its controversial new wellness initiative, which includes a surcharge for failure to participate. In a recent conference call, Penn State officials said the initiative is meant to keep costs down and representatives from Highmark discussed research that points to savings. Today, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner looks into how much money…
Penn State's Faculty Senate Council met yesterday for the first time since the controversial changes to employee healthcare benefits were announced last month. The meeting was not open to the public, but afterward WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner spoke with the Faculty Senate Chairman and Penn State's Vice President for Human Resources.
The historic Garman Opera House Theatre in Bellefonte might soon be razed—or rehabilitated. It all depends on whether or not the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association can make their case to save the building before the August 26 deadline. Here’s WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner with the story.
It’s been 80 years since the first drive-in movie opened in Camden, New Jersey. At its heyday, there were more than 4,000 drive-in movie theaters across America. Now there are fewer than 400. The latest challenge for drive-ins everywhere is Hollywood’s switch to digital film distribution. Kate Lao Shaffner visited a drive-in along Route 322 in Clearfield County.
First, a Q & A with Penn State’s VP for Human Resources about the university’s new "Take Care of Your Health” program. Employees who do not participate in the three-part plan will be charged a $100 a month surcharge. Then an encore conversation about water fluoridation and just why it’s so controversial. (photo by Jessica Paholsky)
Penn State is introducing changes to its employee health insurance benefit plans. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner met with Penn State's Vice President for Human Resources, Susan Basso, to ask some questions.
Penn State has rolled out a new health program called the "Take Care of Your Health" initiative. Employees who do not participate in the three-part plan will be charged a $100 a month surcharge. This is the first of a series of changes to employee health insurance benefits. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner has the story. (photo by Jessica Paholsky)