Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Number of Articles: 2
First Article: October 30, 2002
Latest Article: February 5, 2003
By Rachel Landman
February 5, 2003
Currently, the College insurance plan pays 100 percent of all health care
premiums for retired employees. The committee is not contemplating any changes
in benefits paid to those who have already retired.
According to Director of Human Resources Kathryn Bryne, the trustees were
concerned about the fact that health care costs are rising extremely quickly.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the College health insurance provider,
raised rates by 14 percent effective on July 1, 2002. Some oth
October 30, 2002
Congress created the board as a component of the corporate reform legislation
passed after the collapse of companies like Enron and WorldCom.
The board is composed of five members and will have the power to set and enforce
The New York Times reported that the appointment caused extreme controversy in
Washington, mostly due to the fact that Webster has never worked in the
accounting industry. However, Webster expressed confidence that he would quickly
become competent. “I’