This Impacts You!
Wanting Better Coverage? Wanting Better Health Benefits?
Are you carrying dependents? Or a Spouse?
Do you wish you had a say in how this is constructed and decided?
Your union – the Washington State Nurses Association – has just been informed by management that it intends to increase your health insurance costs for 2012. Currently, St. Luke’s has the FULL discretion to change the details of your health benefits.
Don’t You Think It’s Time You Had a Say?
For the last two years, there have been increases to the premium costs for the benefits plans. In 2011, you were forced to endure a 10% increase in premiums to your 70/30 high deductable plan. For the year 2012, Management is forcing you again to take an additional 9% increase in this same premium, and a 13% increase in premiums for the primary plan.
While in 2012 you may be receiving an 8.75% decrease for primary and basic dental plans, don’t forget, in 2011 you received a 7.1% increase to the Primary Plan and Basic dental plans.
Currently, for the year 2012, Management will require an increase to all plan deductibles/co insurance. Your High Deductable Health Savings plan will cost YOU $1,500 for the employee only, and $3,000 for a family deductable. Only then, will your 80% benefit apply, up to the coinsurance max amount.
What Can You Do?
Contract bargaining is going on right now!
We need your help to win improvements that will offset these new costs.
Your bargaining committee is fighting for higher wages, safe staffing (with no mandatory low census), and union security. WSNA has also proposed a “maintenance of benefits” clause that is common in most union contracts, and prevents employers from reducing benefits or increasing costs without first bargaining with your union. If we are able to win this clause, then St. Luke’s will not be able to surprise you with costs increases without first bargaining.
Come learn more about what’s at stake in bargaining.
Meet your Negotiating Team: Peg Freund, Kristy Romero, Linda Spurgeon, Marie Hutchinson, Cheryl McDaniel, and Fran Bouck!
See how a good union contract makes a RNs job better!
Join us November 7th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Drop in any time!
3906 East Myrtle Court, Spokane
We want to help you gain a greater control! To do this, we need strength in numbers! Which means increase in membership!!
You Matter to WSNA, and WSNA Matters To You!
Join Today to Have Your Say!