Kaiser’s Coalition of Unions Ratifies New Three-Year Contract With Retiree Health Benefit Adjustments
Kaiser Permanente's coalition of unions has ratified a new national three-year contract that covers 105,000 Kaiser workers in 28 local unions and includes a fix to address rising retiree health costs. Under the new contract, Kaiser will offer retiree benefits through its Medicare senior advantage plan, instead of the current group retiree health plan. The change will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, for workers outside of California and 2028 for the 81,000 Kaiser workers in California.
- "Kaiser Coalition of Unions Ratifies National Contract" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 9/30).