2 Comments on "USPS explains how Medicare integration would benefit USPS retirees"

  1. Dont_be_fooled | August 26, 2019 at 8:35 am | Reply

    There are many issues to consider with this proposal including:
    1) retirement benefits must not be involuntarily changed after an employee retires.
    2) medicare does not work for well economically for all federal retirees and should not be forced. Medicare should remain a choice retirees are allowed to make as it is now.
    3) USPS management appears to be dramatically overstating the economic benefit of making this change. Unfortunately they are keeping their assumptions and calculations hidden from employees and retirees. Why keep the details hidden?

    Unfortunately current postal senior management have become spin masters, manipulating facts to suit their desired outcome. That is the case here just as it was for Network Rationalization (service standard changes) and FSS Deployment where management defined benefits were never achieved. The big difference is that if this scheme is actually implemented it will hurt employees and retirees, contrary to what postal management is spinning.

    • Bernard E. McCarthy | January 16, 2020 at 9:39 am | Reply

      I fully agree with the statements made by the previous writer. What harm is there in leaving us with the choice of whether or not we want Medicare B? The real problem the USPS faces, deals with pre-funding healthcare for future postal employees. They need not place the cost of that debacle onto the backs of Postal Retirees. That is exactly what this proposal would do..

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