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Sixth Circuit Rejects Change of Union Retirees' Coverage from Group Health Plan to HRA (PDF)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Link to more items from this source
Apr. 28, 2014
"[The Court finds] that the unilateral implementation of the HRAs breached the [collective bargaining agreements], not because HRAs are 'unreasonable' ... but because the HRAs are simply not what the parties bargained for in the first instance. Again, upon the commencement of their retirement, plaintiffs were entitled to the continuation of the same coverages they had as employees. Upon retirement, they all had company-provided group health insurance coverage, with Kelsey-Hayes paying the full premium for that insurance. The HRAs are not company-provided group insurance; they are health care vouchers -- essentially cash.... [F]ar from the company paying the full premium, the HRAs shift significant risks, including the potential costs of medical care, from the company to plaintiffs." [United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing Energy, Allied Industrial And Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC v. Kelsey-Hayes Company, No. 13-1717 (6th Cir. Apr. 22, 2014)]

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