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Boeing employees to see healthcare costs rise due to new law
Crain's Chicagi Business ^ | October 18, 2010 | N/A

Posted on 10/18/2010 3:13:36 PM PDT by NRG1973

The big aircraft maker Boeing Co. says "cost pressures" from the new health care law are part of the reason it's asking employees to pay more for their medical benefits next year.

In a letter mailed to employees late last week, Boeing said deductibles and copayments are going up significantly for some 90,000 nonunion workers.

The company cited three major reasons for the cost shift, including untamed health care inflation, the effects of the new law, and lifestyle issues including being overweight and lack of exercise.

Spokeswoman Karen Forte said Boeing is concerned that its relatively generous plan will get hit with a new tax under the law in 2018, but that the company would have made the changes anyway.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boeing; costs; obamacare; youlie
I hope these employees aren't surprised by this news.
1 posted on 10/18/2010 3:13:37 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973

Hows that hopey change working for the union scum? LOL


2 posted on 10/18/2010 3:15:55 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: NRG1973

Uh Oh, the government will be mad about this


3 posted on 10/18/2010 3:16:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: NRG1973

I hope Dino use this news.


4 posted on 10/18/2010 3:16:13 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: paudio

didnt boeing leave washington and relo to chicago?


5 posted on 10/18/2010 3:17:56 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: NRG1973

Hello Patty Murray!


6 posted on 10/18/2010 3:18:01 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: NRG1973

Being discussed on Mark Levin now.


7 posted on 10/18/2010 3:19:27 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: GeronL

government contracts are immune since we pay for them so costs don’t really matter any way. (sarc)


8 posted on 10/18/2010 3:20:26 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: beebuster2000

I believe they have moved the corporate offices to IL, but still have many operations in WA.


9 posted on 10/18/2010 3:24:19 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: NRG1973

I have been waiting for stories like this. This is the proverbial last straw with people. I believe November will be bigger than we realize.

That being said I am out working the neighborhood tonight and contacting my email lists as if we are 10 points behind!


10 posted on 10/18/2010 3:24:49 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (It's gonna be a loooonnnggg 4 years...)
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To: NRG1973

I have a copy of the 2011 Health Insurance program sent out by the Chevron Corporation.

On page 23 it states:

“”On average your cost increase will be between 24% and 32% for 2011””

I suspect most other corporations are sending out the same “good” news to their employees this month.

These increases are due to ObamaCare for such things as forcing the corporations to insure 26 year old children of their employees.

Maybe the employees of US Corporations will be able to put two and two together and vote against the Democrats on Nov 2.


11 posted on 10/18/2010 3:30:00 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: NRG1973

heeheeheeheeheehee


12 posted on 10/18/2010 3:36:30 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Did any of the effected employees vote for nobama? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I’m sad for those who did not.


13 posted on 10/18/2010 3:42:53 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: rrrod
Hows that hopey change working for the union scum? LOL

"In a letter mailed to employees late last week, Boeing said deductibles and copayments are going up significantly for some 90,000 nonunion workers."

14 posted on 10/18/2010 4:04:25 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: hal ogen

“Did any of the effected employees”

I’d guess about 40% of Boeing employees are liberals, so expect they voted for Obama.


15 posted on 10/18/2010 4:10:32 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

“I’d guess about 40% of Boeing employees are liberals, so expect they voted for Obama.”

Glad I’m part of the 60% and I am a SPEEA union member. They are damn fools.


16 posted on 10/18/2010 4:44:03 PM PDT by freebird5850 (When 0bama fails, FREEDOM prevails!)
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To: NRG1973

17 posted on 10/18/2010 5:04:24 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: freebird5850

I just got my letter in the mail today. It seems the deductable went up a few bucks but most things, including the employee monthly cost, stayed the same.


18 posted on 10/18/2010 5:15:35 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: freebird5850

P.S. I am sooooo glad we are not covered under SEEPA. We have a far better life otherwise.


19 posted on 10/18/2010 5:16:56 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

SEEPA = SPEEA. My fingers need retraining.


20 posted on 10/18/2010 5:17:54 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: rrrod
In a letter mailed to employees late last week, Boeing said deductibles and copayments are going up significantly for some 90,000 nonunion workers

READ the fricking article. You'll be less likely to embarrass yourself with stupid statements like the one I'm responding to.

21 posted on 10/18/2010 5:54:10 PM PDT by Don W (I keep some folks' numbers in my 'phone just so I know NOT to answer when they call...)
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To: hal ogen

You’re sad they did not vote for 0bama?


22 posted on 10/18/2010 5:55:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I mean ...you’re sad for those that did not vote for 0bama?


23 posted on 10/18/2010 5:56:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: NRG1973

Patty Murray bragged the other night that she was “Boeing’s Senator” and about her big role in the Healthcare takeover. Hmmmmm.

Nice job (ex)Senator!


24 posted on 10/18/2010 6:06:26 PM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: GOPRaleigh

Since the union people are not affected by cost increases, is this another scheme to get all people to belong to unions that are in the democrats’ back pockets?


25 posted on 10/18/2010 6:20:49 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Well...now that you bring that up...if they voted for nobama they would be getting just what they asked for and deserve...then they’d be happy.


26 posted on 10/18/2010 7:18:07 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: NRG1973

bttt

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9IUC7M82&show_article=1


27 posted on 10/19/2010 6:30:56 AM PDT by Chattering Class of 58
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To: rrrod

I worked at Boeing for a number of years, had very good health care, and was never in a union.
The article specifically says it’s talking about 90,000 non-union employees.

Did you not read it? Or do you just feel like raggin on the unions?


28 posted on 10/19/2010 6:40:07 AM PDT by djf (OK, so you got milk. Got Tula???)
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