Kroger Co., UFCW exploring merger of Ohio health plans as part of contract talks

Contract set to expire March 1

The Kroger Co. is exploring the merger of union-operated health plans in Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo as part of its ongoing negotiations for a new contract with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 75.

The idea could be a cost saver that enables Kroger to preserve health benefits, like the spousal coverage that was eliminated for about 1,700 people as part of an Indiana contract in June.

WCPO Insiders can read more about the ongoing negotiations.

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