Retirees....what are your thoughts on the company not having a healthcare plan in effect for retirees in 2014 and beyond? Are you happy with the large monthly premiums for 2013???? A 500% premium rise........
It is true. I have talked to several retirees. If you are married and not on medicare yet and your spouse is not covered at work by their insurance you pay $110.00 for you and $110.00 for the spouse.
All companies are going to have to charge more as healthcare cost outpace our economy.
Remember if you do not like your healthcare plan you can chose Obamacare.
Support him, and his caring plan, just incase Romney takes things SOUTH again.
This is an old message board but we just got our costs from AT&T for our healthcare 2013. It tripled! $220+ for one dependent (wife). No prior warning. Anyone else freaking out???? Husband retired in 2008. We're worried. We're on a fixed income.
Everyone has suffered since Obama has taken office. The fixed income will shrink because inflation will expand dramatically in 2013/2014. The government doesn't measure food & energy in inflation. #$%$. Bernanke has and will keep interest down until 2014 so those retires depending on dividends & interst income won't see a decent return for a long time.
The worst case will be the soaring health costs when obamacare fully kicks in. God help us.
reality check: it would cost you $800-1000 per month if you had to pay for good health insurance like you have. so, appreciate it. until we come to terms with the future costs and move to an efficient system for universal coverage we will be paying a lot more and more and more...
Ditto on that for the same premium notice I received for my wife and I. $220 from around seventy something dollars per month and it says "after taxes" whatever that means?? I thought the affordable healthcare act was going to lower our premiums since they went down last year I thought after it passed. I just do not understand why all of a sudden retirees are expected to come up with such a huge amount per month. I was under the understanding that is why we earned what we did while we worked with the understanding our retiree healthcare premiums would be kept available and affordable.
"During 2013, AT&T will continue to provide access to comprehensive health care coverage including choices that allow you to tailor coverage to your individual needs. The health care coverage provided by AT&T is heavily subsidized by the company – the average retired bargained employee pays less than half of the national average for medical costs on a percentage basis. The company will continue to move toward a market level subsidy for retirees. The company reserves the right to make changes after 2013, and make any necessary adjustments as a result of changes in the law."
Just got my retiree premium that went from seventy something a month for myself and wife to around $220. So, please tell me this is a screwup somewhere. Oh I forgot, retirees are "not allowed to be bargained for". Talk about getting pitched under the bus.
Somebody has to pay for Big Ed Whitacre's monthly use of the AT&T corporate jet and his family healthcare for life perks when he retired. And don't forget the 100 million dollar retirement package he got. Remember he was a part of the "Texas Mafia" when he ran SBC and then AT&T. After Randall screwed the pooch on the T-Mobile deal that cost a 4 billion dollar payment, look for us retirees paying for this next year.
Let them know your concerns. It is the squeaking wheel that gets the grease. If you do not get what you want switch to Verizon or some other carrier. Also talk to people about their Romney type values of profit, profit, over all other concerns.
one day you'll retire, too, and want what was promised to you for your years of work. this benefit was a bargained form of compensation, a delayed payment, if you will.
corporate america will not be satisfied until there are only two classes of people in this county: the very wealthy (built on the backs of the rest) and the very poor; no middle class. what you forget is the middle class is what keeps this country from anarchy...without a middle class, we got nothin' to lose.
why don't you just opt out? the world would be better off without predators
Well, guess your parachute is holding up fine big mouth. National trend or not does not make it right. Companies just taking advantage of working people as much as their unethical selves can. No wonder the younger folks don't have the dedication, pride and loyalty to do a good job for a company anymore when they use them and loose them and people like you dismiss the practice and overlook the moral aspects of what is right and wrong.
$221. a month for couples....$75 a month for singles..? thats with no cross and no shield..(.bcbs ppo)...who does the math ??.benefit form 2 weeks ago sez vision care now available....latest info package sez no vision benefit..??? benefits office swamped today with calls....good luck....thanks ma... thanks cwa