We just received Judge Bryant’s decision regarding retiree health insurance. To our surprise and disappointment, she ruled that employees who retired after the last Union contract expired are not guaranteed lifetime health insurance. Her earlier ruling remains in effect that employees who retired while the contract was still in force are guaranteed lifetime benefits. Click on the link below "additional resources" entitled "Honeywell Decision" to see the full decision.
This means that, if you or your spouse retired from Honeywell on or before June 6, 1997, your Honeywell health insurance will continue. If you or your spouse retired after that date, the Company can cut off your insurance effective today, and you need to make arrangements for other coverage.
We are reviewing the decision and will get in touch with you very soon with more information and further steps to be taken.