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2012-07-30 10:21:11

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pending August 1st "default" of the U.S. Postal Service is not primarily the result of a bad market or even bad operations, but of bad legislating by Congress. The only thing that will happen on Wednesday is that the Postal Service will not pay $5.6 billion into a fund for future retiree health benefits -- a fund that already has $45 billion, enough to pay for decades of future retiree health care. (Logo:...

2012-07-20 06:21:31

GLEN BURNIE, Md., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News recently announced their Best Hospitals 2012-13: the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll features 17 hospitals and each facility participates in the APWU Health Plan networks. The medical centers in the Best Hospitals Honor roll are members of an exclusive club of high performers, which make up less than 0.4 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide that U.S. News evaluated for the 2012-13 rankings. The 17 hospitals on the...

2012-06-15 10:22:31

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Postal Service could avoid closings, firings, and cutbacks if the Chair of the House Government Reform Committee would stop blocking a bipartisan bill sponsored by 229 members that gives the Post Office the same 20-30 year pension pre-pay funding requirements as other federal agencies, instead of a Bush-signed bill that requires a 75 year prepayment leaving the Post Office with massive debt, says Robert Weiner, former spokesman of...

2012-03-21 06:24:03

GLEN BURNIE, Md., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PlanSmartChoice, an online suite of health plan selection tools, recently named their top ten health plans in the FEHB program. For the second consecutive year the APWU Health Plan's Consumer driven option was among the carriers recognized as a PlanSmartChoice Plus Award recipient. PlanSmartChoice was developed to give postal and federal employees a tool to help them choose the best health carrier for their needs. The award is based...

2012-01-20 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Separate contract negotiations with the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC) and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL-CIO (NPMHU) have come to an impasse. Under the statutory procedures that apply to postal labor negotiations, if both sides agree, the parties may first engage in mediation and, if unsuccessful, go to interest arbitration. The parties currently are discussing how they will proceed....

2011-12-07 14:30:00

Outcome Critical to Postal Service, Employees, Future WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service and two of its major unions have agreed to continue to extend separate labor contract negotiations. Although the contracts with the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC) and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL-CIO (NPMHU) expired at midnight Sunday, Nov. 20, the Postal Service and the two unions agreed to extend the negotiations...

2011-10-03 09:15:00

GLEN BURNIE, Md., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- APWU Health Plan continues to feature two comprehensive health plans designed to give you the freedom to enhance your lifestyle. From innovative value-based benefits leading the way in the FEHB program to an exceptional customer service experience. The APWU Health Plan is the plan that puts the member first. For 2012, the High Option will feature the NEW Weight Management Program, which will allow members to see an in-network...

2011-03-24 08:45:00

GLEN BURNIE, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PlanSmartChoice, an online suite of health plan selection tools, recently named their top ten health plans in the FEHB program. The APWU Health Plan was among the carriers recognized as a PlanSmartChoice Plus Award recipient. PlanSmartChoice was developed to give postal and federal employees a tool to help them choose the best health carrier for their needs. The award is based on PlanSmartChoice results and user satisfaction...

2011-03-11 09:00:00

GLEN BURNIE, Md., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2010 the APWU Health Plan in a joint venture with UnitedHealthcare introduced an innovative diabetes management program to its Consumer Driven Option members. The program is the first of it's kind in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and was an immediate success. The goal of the program is to offer financial incentives to promote good diabetes management. With the APWU Health Plan's Diabetes Management...

2010-10-15 08:35:00

GLEN BURNIE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- APWU Health Plan announces new rates and benefits for 2011. APWU Health Plan continues to offer comprehensive health care to America's Workforce at a competitive premium. The average rate increase for the FEHB Program in 2011 is 7.2 percent. For the tenth straight year, the APWU Health Plan's rate increase was below the FEHB average. The exceptionally rated High Option sees a 7 percent increase in its rate, while the versatile Consumer...