Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Healthcare Survey for Tribune Employees
From: Tribune Communications
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 7:38 AM
Subject: Message from Gerry Spector and Mike Bourgon/Got An Opinion About Your Benefits?
We all know the cost of healthcare continues to rise. In fact, these costs have increased faster than compensation rates for the past decade. That’s just one reason why Tribune takes a look at employees’ benefits each year. We also do it to ensure they’re cost-effective and provide coverage when you need it most.
Before enrollment for benefits begins in October, we’ll conduct this review and look at projected healthcare trends, utilization of the plans and we’ll also compare ourselves to our competitors. What’s different this year is that we’d also like YOUR feedback.
This link, http://www.securedatacollection.com/project/TribuneBenefitsSurvey, takes you to a quick survey (5 minutes or less) that you can take any time now through June 17th. It’s administered by a third party who will keep your responses completely confidential. If you have questions about it, contact the Tribune Benefits Service Center at 800/872-2222.
We’ll use the results, along with other data, to make 2009 benefit plan decisions. Specific benefit changes will be shared before open enrollment starts in October.
We’re all in this together, so your participation in the survey is important.
Gerry and Mike