Changes to employee benefits effective Jan. 1

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) recently mailed employees the official announcement for Open Enrollment 2009. Employees are encouraged to read this information to be aware of changes to their premiums, and some minor changes in their benefits packages to determine if they need or want to change plans. For more information, visit

Employees learned about plans and changes

The annual Employee Benefits Fair for the Pullman campus was on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the French Ad/Lighty second floor atrium.   More than 30 vendors were available to answer questions about plans and changes. A Group Health representative explains one of their benefits plans. The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems display table. A […]

Medical insurance plans don’t cover everything

WSU employees have various medical plans available to choose from, but plan subscribers may be surprised by some of the services that are not covered. The state requires that medical insurance providers cover some aspects of care. Certain procedures, such as prostate cancer screening and mammograms, are required to be covered if recommended by a […]

WSU, UW Regents to Hold Joint Meeting Friday

The Washington State University Board of Regents will hold a joint meeting with the University of Washington Board of Regents Friday (Nov. 19). The joint meeting will be in addition to the regents’ regularly scheduled November meeting.The regular meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The agenda for the meeting is online at . The […]

New diversity chief sets up shop

There is much work to do and little time to waste. That is the perspective that Michael Tate, interim vice president for Equity and Diversity, is taking as he begins to orchestrate diversity efforts at Washington State University. Tate was appointed by President V. Lane Rawlins to fill a new position aimed at strengthening WSU’s […]

Plans announced for 2004 Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference

Plans for the 7th Annual Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference (INPC) were announced this week. The conference will be held April 30 – May 2, 2004 and will center on the topic “Knowledge and Skepticism.” The Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference is a topic-focused, interdisciplinary conference, co-sponsored by the philosophy departments at the University of Idaho and […]