SPRINGFIELD — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 has filed a grievance over the state’s plan to switch to new group health plan administrators.
And the union is now advising its state employee members to hold off on signing up for new health plans until close to the June 17 benefits choice deadline, unless those members are satisfied with the choice of providers that are currently available.
The grievance alleges the proposed change to new health plans violates the union’s master agreement with the state, according to the AFSCME website.
The union says its attorneys are also researching whether AFSCME has standing to seek an injunction to halt the transition to new insurance vendors. The suit would cover all state and university employees represented by AFSCME.