Under the tentative agreement, 140,000 UPS Teamsters will no longer get healthcare coverage through a company plan, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
This will result in much higher deductibles, more out-of-pocket costs and lower coverage for 140,000 Teamsters. And the cost to retirees would go up as well.
Most Teamsters across the country currently in a company plan will be moved to an enhanced Central States C-6 plan under this agreement.
Teamster locals in California and New Jersey Local 177 have until November 1, 2013 to come up with an alternative plan for those members, per a Memorandum of Understanding Members in these locals are being asked to vote on the national contract with no details on what their healthcare or retiree healthcare plan would be.
You can download and review a benefits chart for the enhanced Central States C-6 Plan, which would cover many thousands of Teamsters from various regions if the tentative agreement is approved. This chart is being distributed by the International Union.
We encourage Teamsters to carefully review the health and welfare coverage, as well as the contract, and ask questions at your contract meeting.
What are the biggest proposed coverage changes and how would they impact you? TDU is collecting information from concerned Teamsters. Click here to send us a message.
Under the tentative agreement, UPS Teamsters will no longer get retiree healthcare coverage through a company plan, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Click here for more information on Retiree Healthcare changes.