As you may have heard, the contract for our wellness provider, WIN for Alaska ends September 30, 2013. As part of the procurement process, an RFP went out earlier this year. UA received multiple bids to review and compare. A committee reviewed all of the details of the bids. After much research and comparison, a new provider was selected. A notice of purchase through HealthyRoads (www.healthyroads.com/) was recently announced and there has been a formal protest submitted by another bidder. The protest is currently being reviewed and a final decision will be made after August 16 2013.
To follow State of Alaska law, the University of Alaska cannot respond to requests for information regarding the protest. Staff Alliance met with the Director of Benefits (Erika Van Flein) to receive this update and request as much information as possible. We will keep all UA staff informed of any updates or changes when the information becomes available. If you would like more information about our benefits please go to http://www.alaska.edu/benefits/.
Please contact your Staff Alliance representatives with any questions/concerns.