September 15, 2010

Retirees’ rights to health insurance benefits

Retirees’ rights to health insurance benefits
Prater v Ohio Education Assoc. CA6, Docket #06-4393

Retired employees of Education Association sued, contending that the Association had improperly terminated their health benefits that had been provided in accordance with the terms of a series of collective bargaining agreements.

The Circuit Court ruled that descriptions of health insurance benefits prepared by the Association cannot supersede the provisions set out in a collective bargaining agreement.

The full text of the decision is posted at:

http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/07a0405p-06.pdf
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