UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
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November 5, 2015 - Press Release 

Hershel Harper appointed CIO of UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust.
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 May 15, 2015 - Press Release

Shareholders Show Majority Support, 61%, at McDonald's for UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust's Proxy Access Proposal. Read more.

April 28, 2015 - Press Release

ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote for Specialty Drug Pricing Risk Assessment Proposal at Gilead Sciences. Read more.

December 9, 2014 - Press Release

Investors Applaud Hospira, Walgreens for Support of Principles on Biosimulars, Alternatives to Higher Cost Drugs. Read more.

August 11, 2014 - Press Release

Investors Applaud Amgen and Novartis for Support of Investor Principles on Biosimilars, Alternatives to Higher Cost Drugs. Read more.

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January 1, 2014 - Media Statement

Chrysler VEBA Reaches Agreement with Fiat and Chrysler Providing Chrysler VEBA with $4.35 Billion in Funding for Retiree Health Care. Read more.

June 10, 2013 - Press Release

Clawback Proposal Garners Strong Support from Independent Shareholders at Wal-Mart Annual Meeting.  Read more.

April 26, 2013 - Press Release

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, $300 Billion Investor Coalition, Call for Transparency at Walmart on Use of Compliance-Related Clawbacks.  Read more.

April 4, 2013 - Press Release

Pharmaceutical Companies, Investor Coalition Develop Industry Standard-Setting Principles for Recoupment Policies Covering Major Compliance Failures.  Read more.

January 8, 2013 - Press Release

Walgreens and UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust Agree to Multi-Year Collaboration on Political Spending Disclosure. Read more.

September 22, 2011 - Trust Statement Regarding 2012 Benefits 

The following statement was issued by the Trust, in response to questions from our retiree members.  Full details on the 2012 benefit levels will be provided to all retirees in a mailing in November. It is important to communicate the full details of the 2012 benefits to our retirees on a uniform basis and therefore, until the November mailing occurs, the Trust will not be able to provide additional information to the press or others.  Read Trust Statement.  

September 11, 2011 - Crain's Detroit Business

Robert Naftaly had a long career in health care as CEO of Blue Care Network, CFO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and as an independent CPA before retiring in 2001. But in 2008, Naftaly, 73, was chosen by former UAW President Ron Gettelfinger to be an independent chairman on the newly formed 11-member board of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefit Trust. The board, which includes six independent trustees and five UAW appointees, voted Naftaly chairman.  Read more.

May 23, 2011 - Crain's Detroit Business

Mary Beth Kuderik, CFO of the UAW's medical benefits trust, spent her last two of 28 years at General Motors Co. helping the automaker prepare to shift its health care benefit system into the nation's largest voluntary employee beneficiary association.  Little did the 51-year-old CPA know that she would be tapped in September 2009 by Fran Parker, newly hired as the trust's CEO, to head up the organization's financial, treasury, audit and information-technology staff.  Read more.

October 27, 2010 - Press Release

ChannelNet Awarded Brand Website Contract by UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust.  Read more.

Fall 2010 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Affordable Care Act Gives America’s Seniors Greater Control Over Their Own Health Care. Read more.

September 5, 2010 - Crain's Detroit Business

Francine Parker, Executive Director at the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, named one of Crain's Women to Watch in 2010. "A few months after she retired in March 2008 as CEO of Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, Francine Parker realized she needed a new challenge. So when the United Auto Workers approached Parker later that fall to be executive director of the new UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, a health plan for retired autoworkers, she jumped at the chance." Read more.

August 31, 2010 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nearly 2,000 employers and unions approved into new program (including the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust). "Created by the Affordable Care Act as a bridge to the new health insurance Exchanges in 2014, the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program provides $5 billion in financial assistance to employers and unions to help them maintain coverage for early retirees age 55 and older who are not yet eligible for Medicare. Businesses and other employers and unions that are accepted into the program will receive reimbursement for medical claims for early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents." Read more.

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