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Retirement Benefits: The Teamsters Western Region 177 Retiree Health Plan will be available only for those individuals that retire on and after January 1st 2014.  If you are already retired or plan on retiring before January 1, 2014, your retiree benefits will continue to be provided by UPS. Please contact them for more information.

Retiree Health Care Eligibility:

Western Region:

  • Participated in the Teamsters Western Region and Local 177 Health Care Plan (or a predecessor) for 30 of the 48 months preceding retirement.
  • Have at least 10 years of credited service with a Contributing Employer and
  • Eligible for and Retire under a Disability; Normal and/or PEER Pension from the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Fund

Teamsters Local 177:

  • Eligible for and Retire under an Early or Normal Pension of the Local 177/UPS Pension Plan or the UPS Part-time Pension Plan and
  • Any age with 30 or more years of Credited Service or
  • Age 50 or more with 25 or more years of Credited Service or
  • Age 55 or more with 20 or more years of Credited Service

 

Under the Western Region and 177 Plan, UPS Teamster retirees maintain coverage for:

 

Comprehensive Medical:  After annual deductible of $200/person or $400/family is met, Plan pays 80% of all reasonable and customary charges for in-network medical services and 70% for out-of-network covered services, until out of pocket cap of $1,000 per person ($2,000 per family) is met.  Once the cap is reached, Plan pays 100% of all reasonable and customary charges until lifetime maximum of $500,000 per person is reached. 

 

Prescriptions: In-Network, Plan pays 80% for prescriptions. Out-of-Network paid at 70% for all reasonable and customary charges.

 

Dental:  In-network, Plan covers 100% of basis services; 80% of major services; and 50% of child orthodontia services up to a $1,500 lifetime maximum.  Annual dental maximum of $1,500 per person per calendar year applies.

 

Vision:  Plan pays 100% benefit for lenses and 100% benefit for frames (up to $100 allowance) and contact lenses (up to $80 allowance).  Participant pays $10 copayment for annual eye exam.  Maximum benefits are calculated on 12-month basis.

 

Family & Dependents:  Retirees may opt to cover spouse and dependents. Dependents will be coverered to age 19 and to age 25 if a full-time student

 

Surviving Spouse:  If retiree dies before their spouse, the spouse maintains coverage for life or until they remarry.

 

Post-age 65:  Once a participant or spouse qualifies for Medicare, their Western Region and 177 Plan retiree health benefits continue, but Medicare becomes the primary insurer. 

 

Qualified UPS Retirees contribute a small share toward their Western Region and 177 Plan retiree health care coverage.  The monthly contribution rates are the same as those Teamster Retirees paid to the UPS Company plan.

 

 

    Monthly Contribution:   

 

Non-Medical Eligible Retiree

With Non-Medical Eligible Spouse/Primary Dependent

Single/Family

Retiree with Spouse/Dependent

Where One is Non-Medicare Eligible & the Other Primary Dependent is Medicare Eligible

Family

Medicare Eligible Retiree

With Medicare Eligible Spouse/Primary Dependent

Single/Family

2015

$100/$200

$150

$50/$100

2016

$150/$300

$200

$50/$100

2017

$150/$300

$200

$50/$100

2018

$150/$300

$200

$50/$100