Postal Plan Addresses Insurance, Other Employment Issues

The Postal Service’s newly announced reorganization plan seeks relief from several employment-benefits related funding obligations and further seeks to shift some costs of retiree health care onto the Medicare program, all proposals that have been mentioned repeatedly over the years as potential steps to improve the agency’s finances.

The plan, involving a combination of lower service standards, higher prices and operating changes, is sure to be controversial and will set off another round of hearings in Congress since many of the proposals would require changes in law.

 


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