June 2013

Calculate 2014 premium share

How to calculate your 2014 premium share, under the state’s proposed employment contract:

1: Determine the cost of your 2014 medical and dental premiums, then add $1 for life insurance

2) Determine the state’s proposed contribution to your 2014 medical and dental premiums

3) Subtract the state’s proposed contribution to your premium from the total cost of your premium (total premium = medical + dental + $1)

4) Divide the result (of the subtraction) by the total cost of your premium

5) Take this number and move the decimal over two places to the right

This is the percentage of your health care premium that the state is proposing you pay for 2014

AND DON’T FORGET– IF PREMIUMS INCREASE IN 2015 (AS THEY ARE PREDICTED TO DO) THE STATE HAS PROPOSED ONLY PAYING UP TO A 5% INCREASE IN THE COST OF THE PREMIUM!

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Bargaining Update

The state and union bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement (TA) for our biennial employment contract!

Click below to read the details:

Tentative Bargaining Agreement Summary

You can also read the new language that will be added to our contract:

New Contract Language

If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact us at SEIUSubloca219@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to send in your vote on whether to approve this tentative agreement!

Ballots must be received by Friday August 16th at 5pm. If you haven’t received a ballot by now, please contact us immediately to receive one.

Thanks for staying engaged during bargaining!

-Hillary Booth, SEIU 219 Chair

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