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UPS dropping spouses from insurance plans.... Why? ObamaCare Strikes Again.

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. The Atlanta-based logistics company points to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as a big reason for the decision, reports Kaiser Health News.

The decision comes as many analysts are downplaying the Affordable Care Act’s effect on companies such as UPS, noting that the move reflects a long-term trend of shrinking corporate medical benefits, Kaiser Health News reports. But UPS repeatedly cites Obamacare to explain the decision, adding fuel to the debate over whether it erodes traditional employer coverage, Kaiser says.

Rising medical costs, “combined with the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost,” UPS said in a memo to employees.


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rocketracer
by Gold Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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Law of unintened consequences???? Not really, govt moving toward its goal of single payer..."keep your doctor"....yeah right...
broncfan
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM

wait.........they are Union right? is this not in the contract?

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Aug. 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.

erika9009
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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eligible, but at higher cost.  Typically, adding a spouse or +1 as many companies call it, is not too much more than single.  If I remember from my old work and my husbands, it was like 10% more to add a spouse.

So, these spouses now have to go to exchanges.  yeah, that's not going to be cheap.

The Dems dream of single payer, but I have no interest in my health insurance being like the VA

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because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.



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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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You gotta admit that one could not have scripted a better example of the ignorance of the YEA Obamacare! crowd than her post.

Classic.

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eligible, but at higher cost.  Typically, adding a spouse or +1 as many companies call it, is not too much more than single.  If I remember from my old work and my husbands, it was like 10% more to add a spouse.

So, these spouses now have to go to exchanges.  yeah, that's not going to be cheap.

The Dems dream of single payer, but I have no interest in my health insurance being like the VA

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because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.

 

 


 

Naturewoman4
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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I'm not surprised.  It's unbelievable what is happening with the Healthcare system.  My daughter that is attending college f/t and she's 24, is being kicked off of my husband's Union Healthcare Ins.  (Kaiser).  I wouldn't be surpried if I'm next. 

susan115
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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Erika, I do agree with you, you are correct.  I just don't understand why the liberals want single payer, it will basically make 2 classes of people.  Europeans would give anything to have our mobility, but dems/liberals want to be the ELITES of the USA.

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eligible, but at higher cost.  Typically, adding a spouse or +1 as many companies call it, is not too much more than single.  If I remember from my old work and my husbands, it was like 10% more to add a spouse.

So, these spouses now have to go to exchanges.  yeah, that's not going to be cheap.

The Dems dream of single payer, but I have no interest in my health insurance being like the VA

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because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.





Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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Insurance should not be tied to a job, period-

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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I work part time and I'm eligible for a plan from work but it's a high deductible no frills plan. No thanks. My husband's plan is much better, even though it gets worse every year.

Just because you're eligible doesn't mean you want the plan.


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because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.


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Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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Can you explain your thought here?
Insurance has been portable since 1985 when Reagan signed COBRA into law... as well as there being several insurance companies who have long-term offered coverage to unemployed or self-employed. Many at low cost.
I do not see insurance as being "tied" to a job, when it has been so accessible. Employers offer paying partial r whole premiums as a benefit to someone when they work for them - but the benefit has always been optional.
I am unclear wha you mean by "tied to a job" and am interested where your opinion differs from mine.


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Insurance should not be tied to a job, period-

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