During the Joint Retiree Healthcare Committee (JRHC) annual negotiations for upcoming Plan Year 2019 it became apparent, once again, that the Traditional Indemnity (TI) Plan option costs plan participants in excess of the costs of the United Healthcare Medicare Advantage PPO (MAPPO) for retirees who are over the age of 65.
The Company responded to several of the Union’s request for information regarding liability insurance for Installers who use their personal vehicles for company business as well as information regarding payroll processing.
Due to the many outstanding data requests and the ultimate goal of reaching a fair and equitable agreement, the Company and Union agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement for another month.
The Company and your Bargaining Team met again today. The Union continued to press the Company on issues and concerns we have with the quality of service our customers will receive with their scheme to go to a total outsourced Installation Field Force model.