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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How does this contract affect retirees?-corrected





In regards to the blue cross coverage (kaiser is cheap for Trimet)

Non union employees will be getting the 80/20 plan for which Trimet will pay 95% of the premium, workers to pay 5%.

Union employees will have the option of taking the non union plan. You will pay about $65 for the retiree and spouse. 
However you will also pay 20% of all the services you receive which could cause substantial financial hardship should someone actually need medical care

Union employees can have  the 90/10 plan but the company will only pay for the 80/20 plan, in other words the difference will be made up by the employees. This is a big loss for union employees especially retirees who will see a HUGE jump in premium costs. 
SO WE GET TO KEEP THE PLAN BUT WE WILL PAY FOR IT

There will be more changes coming in 2016 so don't get too comfortable
Trimet's master plan it too keep chipping away at the health care till its gone completely
and they have publicly stated that.

If you retired on or before 2002 you have no worries, your health care is 100% covered

Retirees who were hired after that date get whatever the full time employees get.

The new hires have a different set of rules and benefits

Trimet will reimburse $425,00 for health care costs passed on in 2013/14. (this is odd because they also illegally stole money out of our checks in 2009/2010, I don't know if this is that or not?)

If I were voting I would vote NO!

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