[See also Healthcare Insurance Premiums [JCBA]]
Q: Can we have a provision to have our premiums stay frozen or go down if health care costs go down?
A: We already do depending on the situation. The contract requires that Flight Attendants pay 20% of the cost of healthcare insurance for 2018 and 2019. That means if the actual cost of healthcare insurance decreases in 2019, Flight Attendant cost share will also decrease. If the 2019 healthcare insurance rates go up, the FA cost share may not increase more than 15% above the 2018 rates regardless of the 20% cost share requirement. Under the JCBA TA, FA Healthcare insurance rates will be frozen at the 2019 rates for 2020 through the duration of the JCBA and its amendable period.