Kroger wants to provide secure and affordable health care benefits for the life of your contract. As a reminder, your health care benefits over the last few years have been anything but stable. Despite the company’s required contributions, your benefits were significantly reduced in May 2019. Kroger presented a Last, Best, and Final Offer to Local 455, which includes health care provided through a company-administered plan, bringing stability, security, and predictability to your benefits now and in the future.
Our offer below is for all associates in the Lake Charles, Sulphur, and Alexandria clerks and meat clerks’ contracts hired before January 1, 2022. Here are some highlights of our company health care plan proposal.
*Weekly associate contributions include Medical, RX, Dental, and Vision
|Associate Contributions Weekly*||Proposed Company Plan|
|Associate||$9.00 (2022) / $10.00 (2023)|
|Associate + Spouse||$39.00 (2022) / $42.00 (2023)|
|Associate + Child(ren)||$15.00 (2022) / $16.00 (2023)|
|Associate + Family||$46.00 (2022) / $49.00 (2023)|
|Plan Design (In-Network)|
|Coinsurance – Company||80%|
|Coinsurance – Associate||20%|
|Annual Deductible Single/Family||$550/$1,100
|Out-of-Pocket Max Single/Family||$8,150/$16,300|
|Annual/Lifetime Max Benefit||Unlimited|
|Eligibility – avg hours per week||1/1/22||1/1/2023|
|Employee only||25 hrs/wk||27 hrs/wk|
|Employee + Spouse
Employee + Child (ren)
|30+ hrs/wk||No change|
|Employee + Spouse + Child(ren)||36 hrs/wk||No change|
Once qualified, participants are guaranteed health care coverage for 12 months, regardless of how many hours are worked during that time period.
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