Alan M. Garber '76 projected that the current models for funding Harvard's branch of the virtual education platform are unsustainable, given the high monetary and time cost of generating online material.
The chair of the body that recommended the changes is “worried” that Harvard faculty and staff might have difficulty navigating the numerous health plan options.
Harvard has revised its health insurance options for nonunion faculty and staff members to offer an additional plan without deductibles or coinsurance.
Since-promoted Harvard Management Company president and CEO Stephen Blyth received $11.5 million in compensation in 2013, about double his compensation of $5.3 million in 2012.
Changes introduced to the 2015 health benefits plan, which were first unveiled last September and rolled out in January, have come under considerable fire from faculty, who criticized the increase in costs for non-union staff.
The meeting comes on the heels of faculty criticisms of changes to the health benefits policy for Harvard’s non-union employees and the University’s approach to announcing and devising the changes.