Fight To Keep Blue Cross Blue Shield

UEU Brothers and Sisters,

As you know, we are fighting to keep Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance. Acero's recent email and survey leads us to be concerned that they are moving toward recommending a switch to United Healthcare - FAVORING THEIR BOTTOM LINE OVER OUR HEALTH! In an effort to express to the Acero Board just how important it is to keep our current health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield, we are encouraging members to send emails to the members of the Acero board. 

We have created the following letter template to help you get started, edit for yourself as you see fit or write your own.  Below is a list of emails of the Board members emails.
a. Main Board email: aceroboard@aceroschools.org 
b. Janet Sisler - jsisler@luc.edu
c. Douglass Hewitt - dhewitt@reedsmith.com
d. Hardik Bhatt - his Twitter handle is @hvbhatt
e. Roxanne Matias - is on LinkedIn, she is an Associate Broker at Farmers Insurance
f.  Simon Yohanan - no known contact information
g. Margery Yeager - no known contact information
h. Yeni Rojas - no known contact information

 

Dear Acero Board Member,

 

I am a/n teacher/apprentice/staff member with the Acero network.  I am writing to express my strong view that Acero should remain with Blue Cross as a health care provider, and here's why:

Option 1: I have been on a United plan before. [Explain why it was problematic].

Option 2: Regardless of how the plans look on paper, Blue Cross is a higher quality provider than United Healthcare in Chicagoland.  There are well-documented issues with United Healthcare's customer service, which are easily researched.  In addition, mental health support is superior with Blue Cross, as they are more a widely accepted provider.  Shifting providers will mean that my family and I may not be able to see our doctors anymore.  In these uncertain times, I have further concerns with changing providers because of those who are pregnant, or have other preexisting conditions.

Health care is an integral part of our compensation package.  Our salaries here at Acero are lower than other networks and districts in the area, and the quality benefits Acero provides are part of the reason that we are willing to accept the pay reduction.  In fact, the Blue Cross insurance is the very reason many of us took a job with Acero over others offered.  Please do not vote to downgrade our health care and jeopardize our health.

[Any final comments the writer would like to provide].

Sincerely,

Name

Position at Acero

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