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    franticparent Posts: 6, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 17, 2009, 05:13 PM
    Union Law: MedicalInsurance
    As a union member, part of a collective barganing agreement, Am I bound to pay into the Union Medical Plan even though I do not use the insurance because my wife's coverage is better? I am currently paying 120.00 per week for medical insurance I do not use, this is in addition to the monies my empolyer puts in for me. My wife works at a hospital and has better insurance than I do. I want to opt out of my plan but they tell me I still need to pay into the plan out of my pocket.
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    Nov 17, 2009, 06:00 PM

    First this is not a "law" but your union rules, so you need to talk to your shop steward or union office and ask them what the rules are.
    Often this is the case.
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    Nov 17, 2009, 06:19 PM

    In most cases you are a member of a collective bargaining unit and all members get the same benefits and cost. It's a package deal not ala carte, take all or none. Talk to your steward but this is the case for most bargaining groups.

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