A new plan from the The Equity League Health Fund will require members to work more weeks per year to qualify for coverage.
The Equity League Health Fund has announced a new health plan for Equity members which would require union members to work a higher number of weeks per year in order to qualify for health coverage.
Equity members’ health insurance is tied to how many weeks out of the year they work on contract. Currently, members who work 11 weeks qualify for six months of coverage. Under the new plan members will be required to work 16 weeks in order to qualify for the same coverage.
Individuals who work at least 12 weeks will qualify for low-tier plans with higher co-payments and additional restrictions.
The health fund is a separate organization from the union, jointly managed by union trustees and employer trustees.
The fund cites lack of resources