MORE: Experts suggest resetting tone as Greater Dayton RTA, union resume talks
In October, RTA proposed each full-time employee pay 20 percent of the total cost of the health care plan. Under the October proposal, employees actively enrolled in RTA’s wellness incentive plan and meet its requirements would pay 10 percent of the total cost of the health care plan if fully insured, or the premium equivalent rate defined each year by RTA if self-funded for a single, one plus one, or family contract.
Under the January proposal, RTA added language proposing that employees actively enrolled in the wellness plan and who meet the plan’s requirements will be eligible each plan year for a matching contribution program for their health savings accounts. Under that proposal, RTA would match dollar-for-dollar employee deferred savings up to $150 for a single person and up to $300 for a one-plus-one or family contract.
RTA executives and union leaders met downtown Tuesday turbulence at both RTA and ATU. After publicly floating the possibility of a strike in December, union members elected a new president to represent them at the negotiating table. Meanwhile, RTA this month announced riders will face higher fares and fewer routes as the agency faces a loss of $4.6 million in sales tax revenue.