Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Alcoa responsible for discontinuing retiree health and life insurance coverage

Judge Richard L. Young issued a ruling in two separate lawsuits against Alcoa USA Corp., stating that the company wrongfully terminated health and life insurance benefits for certain retirees. The judge found that the collective bargaining agreement for post-1993 retirees clearly promised them life insurance benefits, leading to partial summary judgment in favor of the retirees challenging the termination of this coverage.

In his ruling, Judge Young acknowledged some positive news for Alcoa, noting that 88% of the retirees seeking life insurance benefits were covered by a separate plan that was not terminated. However, this does not absolve Alcoa from its liability for reinstating the life insurance benefits for the retirees who were wrongly denied coverage.

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer is now liable to address the consequences of wrongfully terminating the benefits and ensure that retirees receive the promised insurance coverage going forward. This decision brings some relief to the affected retirees who were left without this important insurance coverage.

By Aiden Nguyen

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