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Company Health Care Proposal Guarantees Quality Coverage and Managed Costs for the Life of the Contract

Negotiations

July 31st, 2020

New Plan Improves Coverage for South-Central Fund Participants

You have told us you want to be able to count on stable health care benefits for you and your family. You want to be able to go to the doctor and seek affordable medical care when you need it.

Kroger has heard you loud and clear. Our proposed plan guarantees benefits and coverage for Kroger associates and their families for the life of the contract. History has shown that the South-Central Health & Welfare Fund cannot make this guarantee (or be trusted).

Our proposal also provides benefit improvements for associates covered under the current South-Central Fund Plan B and Plan C. Here’s a quick snapshot of some of those improvements.

Company-Administered Plan South-Central Health & Welfare Fund
Coinsurance 80%/20% Plan B: 75%/25%

Plan C: 70%/30%

Spouse Coverage available No coverage under Plans B & C
Eligibility Simplifies eligibility

·         24 hours for single

·         30 hours for child(ren)

·         34 hours for spouse

Eligibility is complicated

·         New hires are only eligible for Plan C

·         Minimum three years of service and minimum hours before becoming eligible for Plan B

Whether you’re enrolled in Plan A, B or C in the South-Central Fund, our proposed plan provides stability and security for your benefits – you will NOT experience benefit cuts or changes during the life of the contract.

Although you may pay a few dollars more in your weekly contributions, our proposed plan guarantees your benefits are secure and not at risk. Get the facts on our entire health care proposal at www.krogerhoustoncba.com.

At the end of the day, this is not Kroger’s plan, not a South-Central Plan but your plan – that you can count on for you and your family. And as always, all future health care benefits and contributions would be negotiated with the union. You would still have a voice.

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