Q Which healthcare premiums are frozen at the 2019 rates?
A Please note the healthcare premiums are established in the 2018-2021 JCBA. The language would not change whether or not the contract extension TA is ratified.
Only the PPO premiums are frozen at the 2019 rates pursuant to JCBA §23.A.1-2 [Flight Attendant Insurance Plan(s)].
For the high deductible PPO premiums, Flight Attendants will pay no more than any other workgroup to participate in the plan pursuant to §23.A.3.
For Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Flight Attendant will pay the greater of either the PPO rate or the difference between the entire cost of the HMO and the Company contribution for the PPO plan.