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District Dumps Union Insurance, Saves $450K and Pays 100% of Health Care

Dansville switches from MESSA

… Services Association (MESSA), which is an affiliate … 2012-13. A spokesman for MESSA said he thinks the … government relations for MESSA. "This district has … they will be back with MESSA soon." However, … more

In Pontiac, MEA Local Raises $12K For School Supplies While Union Health Insurance Arm Sues District for $7.8 Million

Union affiliated MESSA got $7.8M judgment against Pontiac School District

… Services Association (MESSA) is a third-party administrator … the Oakland Press . MESSA's trustees all have … insurance bill and MESSA has to sue them to get … rid of the top-tier MESSA insurance and finding … more

Teachers Choose Union Health Plan, Now Pay Up To 37.5 Percent Of Premiums

Dearborn Heights teachers choose MESSA

… the more expensive MESSA health care plan. Bartold … health care costs. MESSA is a third-party administrator … teachers wanted to keep MESSA and pay the higher contribution … the more expensive MESSA plan and pay between … more

High Costs Force School District to Drop Union-Connected Health Plan

Ravenna union prez: '[MESSA] had no competition before ... now they are forced to compete and it is good'

… union voted to drop MESSA for a less expensive insurance plan. MESSA, for the first time, … reportedly abandoned MESSA, which is affiliated … the districts have MESSA, a third-party administrator … more

School District Saves By Dumping Expensive Union Insurance Plan

Dansville district saved $250,000 after getting rid of MEA-affiliated MESSA plan

… switched from the top-tier MESSA insurance plan to a … ditching the high-priced MESSA plan that as many as … carried at one time. MESSA is a third-party administrator … since it switched from MESSA to a cheaper plan. Alternatively, … more

Teachers Union Health Insurer Paying Big Raises

… past few years. MESSA is a not-for-profit … Cynthia Williams, MESSA s executive director, … information was taken from MESSA s filings with the … available. Richard Ringstrom, MESSA s marketing and product … more

Initial 'Right-to-Teach' Bill Has Problems

Singling out the MEA may even let the union escape

… insurance administrator MESSA has added to the … people. Access to MESSA-brokered health insurance could … more

Michigan Ain't Wisconsin, But Their Teachers Unions Share a Playbook

… their subsidiaries MESSA actually brags about … average was 21 percent). MESSA premiums jumped up … more

Helpful Facts About Michigan's Public Sector

… school districts use MESSA for at least one employee group. MESSA s average premium went … more

The Michigan Education Association says members may leave only in the month of August. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has set up www.AugustOptOut.org to help inform MEA members of their rights.


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