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Guild questions AP on proposal to kick working spouses off health insurance

While The Associated Press has said that it would save $270,000 annually by forcing working spouses and domestic partners off health insurance, company bargainers said they had done no analysis of the proposal’s effect on the staffers and their families.

News Media Guild bargainers pressed the company Tuesday for details on why it wants to force working spouses and domestic partners off the AP insurance and onto the insurance provided by their companies, which the Guild believes will be inferior and more expensive in some cases.

“We don’t employ the spouses,” the AP said. “The spouses are not our employees.” Continue reading