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Member Info > Bargaining Updates > Current retiree Healthcare
Current retiree Healthcare
Published by Dave Skotarczyk [Dave Skotarczyk] on 2013/2/7 (786 reads)
AT&T refused to negotiate current retiree health care in this round of bargaining. Under the law ( the National Labor Relations Act) only future retiree health care is a mandatory subject for bargaining. Current retiree health is called a permissive subject for bargaining.

Our Union made several suggestions to AT&T about current retiree health care and the company did make some movements, nowhere near where we wanted to be. The Company set the monthly contributions and co pays for 2013. With the hope that our Government will do something to help on this issue we made an agreement to have talks near the end of 2013 about current retiree health care. There is no guaranty that we will be successful.

Monthly contribution for pre Medicare Retirees will be $75/$221/$271 with out of pocket maximums changing slightly.
Post Medicare will have a small monthly contribution of $10/$20
The alternative regional plan still does not have monthly contributions however Out of pocket maximums and co pays went up significantly.
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