Benefits CommitteeThe Benefits Committee monitors the medical plans for retirees, evaluates changes, and investigates alternatives where advantages may be gained.
A key part of the execution of this committee's responsibilities is through the support provided by the Purdue University Human Resource Services department that handles the communication, gathers additional vital data, and provides a focal point for problem resolution.
The committee also strives to keep retirees aware of additional University benefits and privileges and promotes program improvements where possible.
Members of the committee are:
* Don Gentry, Chair email@example.com
|* George Asteriadis||* Betty Nelson|
|* Marion Bonacorsi||* Joseph Pearson|
|* Charlies Brown||* Larry Pherson|
|* Judy Davis||* Clifford Swenson|
|* Fred Ford||* Leon Thacker|
|* Harry Morrison||* Joseph Uhl|
|* Linda Mura||* Lois Wark|
Purdue retirees and spouses are eligible for membership to this or any other PURA committee. Appointments are for a three-year term with membership limited to six consecutive years (two three-year terms). Anyone interested in joining this or any other committee should contact the committee chair.
SilverSneakers Fitness Program
A UnitedHealthcare Benefit for PURcare and Medicare Advantage PPO Retirees
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. SilverSneakers provides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country. You can join a center close to where you live or at any participating location while you’re traveling.
- Access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pools, sauna and other available amenities in participating centers
- Customized classes
- Health education seminars
- Specially trained Program Advisors at fitness centers
Would you like to know more about SilverSneakers?
To check out the benefits and locations, visit the web site, www.silversneakers.com .
Participating Fitness Centers in the Lafayette/West Lafayette Area:
- Club Newtone, 725 Sagamore Pkwy N., Lafayette
- Lafayette Family YMCA, 1950 S. 18th St., Lafayette
- Snap Fitness – Lafayette, 3830 State Rd. 26 E., Lafayette
- Snap Fitness – West Lafayette, 2060 US 52, West Lafayette
- A.H. Ismail Center, 800 W. Stadium Ave., West Lafayette
- Curves (women only), 441 Sagamore Pkwy., West Lafayette
- Curves (women only), 2200 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette
- Curves (women only), 3613 18th St., Lafayette
How do I start?
To participate or to just take a tour, take your UnitedHealthcare Medical Insurance card to a location of your choice.
If you are a member or want to see if you are eligible, please call:
Toll-free: 888-423-4632, Monday - Friday,
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST.
Benefits Committee Renews Health Insurance Plans
PURcare Medical Premiums Remained Stable During Period of Yearly Double Digit Percentage Increases Across the National and Are Trending Down When Adjusted for Inflation
Through the hard work of the PURA Benefits Committee, dedicated Purdue Human Resource Staff, and Purdue University paid healthcare consultants over the past several years, Purdue University retirees participating in the Purdue Retiree’s Association Health Insurance PURcare Program have benefited from medical and prescription drug premiums that have remained stable for the past seven years while premiums for other Medicare Senior Supplement Plans have risen yearly with many years at more than double digit percentage increases. In fact, when adjusted for inflation the PURcare premium have trended down. Details are available here.
Vision Benefit Allowance Reimbursement - 2013
The PURcare Benefit Plan provides vision benefits in addition to those included with your medical
coverage. When you enroll in the UnitedHealthcare® Senior Supplement plan, you will have access to a
$150 allowance per calendar year for routine eye exams and eyewear. Read more . . .
Purdue retirees applaud retiree medical plans, according to survey
A July 2011 survey of PURA retiree health insurance participants yielded high levels of satisfaction with both the PURcare and Medicare Advantage PPO plans. More than 90 percent of the 300 respondents indicated satisfaction with these insurance plans; 92 percent agreed that the plans are a best buy; and 99 percent indicated they intended to stay in these plans for the foreseeable future. Read more . . ..
ATTENTION FUTURE PURDUE RETIREES!
Are you concerned about Medical and Prescription Drug Insurance after you retire?
As you plan for your retirement the decision you make on Supplemental Medical and Prescription Drug health insurance will be one of your most important decisions. There are lots of choices and if you are healthy now you may be tempted to buy the cheapest available plan. However, we suggest that you consider that as you grow older your medical and drug needs will most likely increase—maybe exponentially. The old adage of “pay me now or pay me later” applies here. Find out more about the Purdue retiree's group insurance plan, PURcare, here.For more information for Purdue retirees visit
Purdue University's Human Resources' Benefit webpage.