Members of UE 228’s E-board/ Negotiating Committee and UE 728 met with LDRM for insurance bargaining on December 18th. LDRM informed us that there would be no change in premiums or coverage. Also they had mentioned that at the behest of the employees (UE 728 had informed LDRM during negotiations how dissatisfied they were with the current plans) they had reached out to Delta Dental and VSP about coverage. We were informed this week that we will be returning to Delta Dental and VSP as providers, the total cost of both plans is approximately the same, and the coverage is slightly improved over PAE’s plans. Open enrollment will likely occur sometime in late January, early February.
*Dental insurance costs went up slightly and vision costs came down the same, and in some cases, more than the increase in dental.