SEIU Local 99 members in LAUSD Units B and C have voted to approve the recent health benefits agreement between our union and LAUSD, with 97% voting in favor.
This agreement ensures the necessary funding of our health benefits at the district through 2023 and beyond.
As part of the agreement, LAUSD will increase its contributions to the health benefit fund for active and retired pre-medicare enrollees by 9.2%.
By the 2023 plan year, contribution levels will rise to the following amounts:
- $15,306 per active employee
- $22,337 per pre-medicare retiree
In addition, the district will contribute $5,065 per medicare eligible retiree. This is a reduction in the previous contribution amount due to benefit savings for that group and will not result in any change to retiree benefits.
These contribution levels are projected to be well above the amount required to cover the expected increase to the cost of benefits through at least 2023. This means that SEIU Local 99 members will continue to pay $0 out of pocket for health benefits during the life of this agreement.
The benefit fund also continues to hold a $100 million dollar reserve.