Let’s Celebrate our Two Health Insurance Wins!
Our news coming out of the Legislature recently is that Governor Mills has signed into law a measure that will increase the amount the State pays for the healthcare of qualified retired teachers and ed tech Il’s and III’s. Let’s celebrate!
The new law will increase the amount the State pays for our retired teacher/ed tech health insurance plan for PreK-12, from 45% to 55%, something we have worked for over many years.
In November, after picket lines and a class action lawsuit by MEA affiliates, AFUM, ACSUM and UMPSA, over unilaterally changed retiree health insurance by the UMaine System, the university and MEA came to an agreement to fully restore the previous benefits with additional options. Let’s celebrate!
Together MEA and our affiliates representing retirees have improved health insurance coverage for all retirees, not just members.
So let’s get out the good word! We know you have at least one friend who qualifies for MEA-Retired membership but doesn’t yet belong. Here’s how you can help spread the news:
Let’s build our membership so we can continue to celebrate our wins. We’re all in this together!