TeamCare Extends Health Coverage for Laid-off Teamsters

In a win for working Teamsters, laid-off UPS Freight Teamsters and UPSers who are covered by TeamCare will receive up to eight weeks of continued healthcare coverage at no cost to members.

Thousands of Teamsters signed a petition started by Teamsters for a Democratic Union demanding that TeamCare use some of its $7 billion in reserves to maintain benefits for laid-off Teamsters.  

Now, members covered by TeamCare who are laid off between March 1 and December 31, 2020 will receive up to eight weeks of Layoff Coverage at no cost.

This is a good start and a win for working Teamsters. 

TeamCare should monitor its reserves as we move through the COVID-19 crisis together and work to maintain healthcare benefits for laid-off Teamsters.  

Read TeamCare's Official Bulletin

upsf-truck-1200_thumb.jpgWho’s Covered and How It Works

TeamCare covers 212,000 Teamsters and 8,000 retirees, including all UPS Freight Teamsters and a majority of UPS Teamsters nationally.

Normally, UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have to work at least one day per week, under the one-punch rule, to maintain their healthcare coverage.

But members covered by TeamCare who are laid off between March 1 and December 31, 2020 will receive up to eight weeks of Layoff Coverage at no cost.

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