The CWA Telephone & Technology Office has been made aware of a Facebook posting stating that Avaya has eliminated post- 65 retiree medical coverage for 2013, and now requires pre-65 retirees to enroll in the Avaya retiree medical plan in 2013, or lose their ability to enroll in the medical plan in future years, as Avaya will no longer allow retirees to opt out of the medical plan and opt back in, in future years.
These changes apply to Avaya management retirees only! No changes have, or can, be made to formerly represented retirees for the length of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. (See? Unions matter!)
Any Avaya retirees with questions or concerns on this or any other retiree healthcare issue should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.