DPS employees recently received a memo from Health Alliance Plan alerting them of an approximately 1.7 percent overpayment rebate going to DPS for premium payments.
The DFT office has been flooded with calls asking why the rebate is going to the employer rather than to the employees.
Given the projected amount of the rebate, if the 20 percent portion were returned to DPS employees it would amount to less than $4 per employee. DPS will use the overpayment toward preimum payments for the coming year.
In the meantime, DFT along with our sister locals in the Coalition of Unions, will continue to pursue relief via the legal remedies by law and our collective bargaining agreements because of the district's refusal to negotiate any restructuring of the health care options afforded to DPS employees.
Keith Johnson, DFT President