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Contract Negotiations between UnitedHealthcare and Northwest Allied Physicians

Employees who use UnitedHealthcare (UHC) as their insurance provider may recently have received a letter from UHC and/or Northwest Allied Physicians about a possible change that would affect their access to services through Northwest Healthcare facilities and providers.

Northwest Healthcare is currently a contracted provider with UHC, but the present contract expires on April 30, 2017. Though Northwest Healthcare and UHC are negotiating a new contract, they have not yet reached an agreement.   

The Arizona Department of Administration is closely monitoring the situation, and we remain hopeful that an agreement will be reached. However, if that does not happen, Northwest facilities and providers will become out-of-network providers on May 1, 2017, and your out-of-pocket costs will be higher when you visit a Northwest physician or facility.

New contracts with temporary employment agencies

On April 1, 2017, the University of Arizona will enter into new contracts with five agencies that provide temporary staffing services. Four of the five vendors are new to the University of Arizona, and the pricing structure for engaging temporary workers has changed.

Tax Form 1095-C Available

Your 1095-C tax form is now available in UAccess Employee. Visit the UA Employee Main Homepage and select Benefits > View Form 1095-C. A hard copy has also been mailed to your home address unless you requested to only receive your 1095-C electronically. 

Your 1095-C provides information about the employer-sponsored health insurance offered to you and your dependents by the University of Arizona. This information may assist you in completing your tax return.  

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the 1095-C. You may also contact the Division of Human Resources at hrsolutions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-3660 with questions.

UA's Commitment to a Safe Working and Learning Environment

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education rescinded federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use school restrooms that match their gender identity.

The University of Arizona has a long-held commitment to maintaining a safe working and learning environment for all members of our community, and that commitment has not changed. Central to the University’s core values is respect and appreciation for the diversity inherent in our campus community. We strive to ensure that everyone who comes to our campus feels safe, respected, and supported. Consistent with the University’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender identity, the University supports the option of individuals to use the restroom that meets their individual needs or in which they feel safest.

To that end, it is important to reiterate the University of Arizona’s Statement on Restroom Access.

2016 Campus Resource EXPO Recap

Last Fall's 2016 Campus Resource EXPO was a huge success! Nearly 50 organizations met with over 850 employees and faculty, sharing their resources and knowledge, and creating thousands of new connections. 

Can't wait until the Fall 2017 EXPO to learn more or want a refresher on some of the information you received at the previous EXPO? Check out our interviews of the various organizations at the 2016 EXPO.