HEALTH AND WELFARE
Trainmen currently receive their medical coverage under either the
National Plan or the Union Pacific Railroad Employee’s Health Systems.
Trainmen coming under a new CBA provided for by this implementing agreement will
have until January 1, 1999 to make an election as to keeping their old coverage
or coming under the coverage of their new CBA Trainmen who do not make an
election will have been deemed to elect to retain their current coverage.
Trainmen hired after October 1, 1997 will be covered under the plan provided for
in the governing CBA. Trainmen electing to come under the coverage of the Union
Pacific Hospital Association should contact that Association to insure that
there is no gap in their coverage when they make the transition. An election by
a trainman to initially not come under UPREHS will not prohibit the employee
from later electing to come under UPREHS coverage it they offer an open
enrollment for employees.
B. If a
trainman is covered under a group life and/or disability insurance policy
provided for in his/her CBA and that CBA is not the surviving CBA, the Carrier
shall continue the premium payments required at the time of implementation of
this agreement, for those trainmen presently covered under those provisions, for
a period of time as provided for in the group policy agreement however it shall
not be longer than six years.