MTA is monitoring all proposed legislation involving retiree insurance.
Carver Insurance Update: Changes to municipal health insurance were enacted in 2012. Under the new system, cities and towns have the ability to enter into expedited negotiations with labor unions over certain aspects of health insurance, and to use state benchmarks to guide those negotiations. Carver is currently involved in those negotiations. Your representatives on the team are Deb Gesualdo and Nancy Magnussen. The agreement can NOT affect the contribution level in our current contract.
Plymouth Insurance Update:
Plymouth's current agreement affects both current employees and retirees, and is for three years. (2012-201). A chart showing the changes to copays is accessible through the link below. The PEC focused on deductibles (there are still none) and sought to protect our most vulnerable members through keeping 100% Medicare part B reimbursement and no increase for 90 day prescriptions. Please see the chart for other changes.
This agreement does not in any way affect contribution level changes, and in fact protects them for three years.
In the chart, you will see the numbers for the state plan in addition to our agreement. These state plan numbers are included because they were the benchmark for negotiations, as the town could have implemented them without bargaining. We were able, through our negotiations, to protect our members from these drastic increases while also realizing some savings for the town.
- New copays go into effect July 1, 2013. There will be an open enrollment period NOW! Questions-contact Theresa Sears
- There were no changes dental coverage.
- Non-Medicare eligible retirees' status was not changed. Those hired before 1986 may fall into this category - please call the Benefits office to see if you are in this group. These retirees may be eligible for Medicare through a spouse, or will have access to Blue Choice or Blue Care Elect in retirement.
EAPC/MTA/NEA DUES INFO
The link below will take you to a breakdown of dues information for 2012-2013 years. Please contact the EAPC office at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Also, a couple quick reminders:
- Please make sure to check your first pay stub of the school year to ensure that your pay is correct and that the proper dues amount is being deducted.
- Please make sure to save your final December pay stub, as this will have information relevant for yearly tax purposes.