Dr Pepper Confirms Spouses Could Be Ineligible for Health Insurance Under New HSA Plan

| April 26, 2019

This morning, Teamsters Local 727 opened negotiations with the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, by presenting yet another proposal that preserves the PPO health care plan.

Before responding to Local 727’s latest proposal, Dr Pepper representatives asked the Union bargaining committee whether it had any further questions regarding the Company’s proposed new HSA plan.  The Union took this opportunity to question Dr Pepper on the validity of recent complaints made by managers, namely, that employees’ spouses who are offered health insurance through their own employer will be ineligible for coverage under the Company’s proposed new HSA plan.

Dr Pepper CONFIRMED that if an employee’s husband or wife is offered insurance by his or her employer, he or she will be unable to receive health insurance through Dr Pepper.

This could mean that your family could be forced to pay two different insurance providers and that your spouse could be forced to take lesser insurance through his or her employer.

Local 727 will continue to update members as the final scheduled day of negotiations for a new Inside Dr Pepper collective bargaining agreement continues.

Members with questions should contact Local 727 Business Representative Caleen Carter Patton at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

Category: BEVERAGE

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