Missouri will pay for grad assistants' health insurance
COLUMBIA (AP) — Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin says the University of Missouri will pay health insurance premiums for graduate student employees next year.
Loftin announced the move Wednesday at a meeting where faculty expressed concerns about recruiting graduate students for next year.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reported reports Loftin said the university would cover insurance costs, but he did not give more specifics.
The university told graduate assistants in August it could no longer pay for their health insurance premiums because of a recent IRS interpretation of the Affordable Care Act.
But the university later created the task force to find a way to continue covering graduate assistants' health care costs. The task force panel could publish its recommendations in the next month.