How does Healthcare work

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Roddy Allen, May 25, 2016.

  1. Roddy Allen

    Roddy Allen New Member

    I've been a midnight package handler since January 17th. I keep hearing about how you get healthcare after such and such time but no definitive explanation on how this supposedly free healthcare works. Can someone explain this healthcare ups is suppose to offer, when I'll get it, etc?
     
  2. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    As a bargaining unit (hourly union) member you receive health care at 12 months (from your seniority date, which is likely 1/17) for yourself and your dependents.

    UPS doesn't "offer" this coverage, the Teamsters negotiated it in our collective bargaining agreement.

    Your coverage will vary by what part of the country you're in, but the general rule of thumb is that our benefits have $0 premiums/$10-$20 co-pays (depends on specific plan) and a deductible starting in 2017 of $200/$400 for single/family.
     
  3. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Welcome to brown cafe

    Someone with that knowledge will be along soon with your answer.


    I have no clue as when I was PT I recieved my health care after 30 days!

    Damn you Hoffa
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You will get it next January.

    Stay well until then.
     
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    BT dubs

    If that's your real name as your screen name you might wanna change that
     
  6. Roddy Allen

    Roddy Allen New Member

    I need to be apart of the union?
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No but would it feel right to get industry leading benefits without paying for them as part of your union dues?
     
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  8. Roddy Allen

    Roddy Allen New Member

    I need, NEED every cent. Maybe when I get a second job, more secure but I can't forfeit anymore out of the little checks im getting.
     
  9. Don't be a scab
     
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  10. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Don't be a scab. Dues can be around $5.00/week for a new hire. If you plan on sticking around and using those union-negotiated benefits, then pay your way.

    $5 a week wouldn't even cover the :censored2:tiest Obamacare plan.
     
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  11. Edd Orion

    Edd Orion Member

    Scab, freeloader
     
  12. Roddy Allen

    Roddy Allen New Member

    Id be insulted but i dont even know the lingo lol
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Doesn't anyone explain anything to these newbies when they are hired?

    Or are they just too dumb to listen?
     
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    Last edited: May 25, 2016
  14. Roddy Allen

    Roddy Allen New Member

    I really got hired peak season in like...Early december on preload. i dont even know. Im using my rehire date on midnight shift. I say that to say this: no i wasnt told a thing. They even told us they need people bad. No one really went over anything with our group. So blame my hub, and i cant ask anyone there anything because every supe, ft or pt, has "idk" written across they're head. And HR forwards calls sooo here i am, a scab too apparently lol
     
  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    95% don't last long enough for it to matter. Between our 30 PT insiders, I believe 6 have over 1 year of seniority.
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You can't ask anyone you work with?
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Or in my local, 250 deductible per person, 750 family then 80/20. Damn glad for it.
     
  18. Roddy Allen

    Roddy Allen New Member

    Funny thing is my friend is a supervisor and he is the worst one. No one there has a straight well defined answer for anything. Anything i hear there i take with a grain of salt. One guy told me healthcare only applies if you get hurt at Ups
     
  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

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  20. Roddy Allen

    Roddy Allen New Member

    Thats hurtful :bored:. And thats what I am huh?