Thank You and Negotiations Update


December 31st, 2020

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our customers during this holiday season. We know this year’s celebrations were different, but because of you our customers had the fresh products and goods that they needed to serve up great meals for their loved ones.

Negotiations Update: Yesterday, we met with UFCW Local 455. We continue to remain at impasse over health care. It’s unfortunate that your union didn’t come to the meeting with any new proposal to move forward.

Your union continues to propose keeping your benefits tied to a health and welfare trust fund, including the South-Central Fund. We continue to share with your union that a company plan is the best solution to provide you with stable, secure and affordable health care benefits.

As you know on January 1, 2021, more than 8,000 Houston associates will have health care benefits through a company-administered plan. We have shared details of what this plan has to offer repeatedly throughout the last six months of negotiations.

In our session yesterday, we provided your union with a full, in-depth overview of the company plan, including the great health programs offered such as Centers of Excellence, Live Health Online and the Engage app through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. We believe this plan will provide the health care benefits that you and your family deserve.

Associates that signed up for coverage should have received new company plan insurance cards and more information about the health care coverage and the additional programs that the company plan offers.

If you have questions or need more information about your company plan benefits, please call the Kroger Benefits Service Center at 1-877-373-3397.

Thank you for all you do for our customers and communities. Happy New Year!

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