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October 20, 2016

Inside this issue:Free Flu Shots or Shot Voucher Now Available
Open Enrollment Closes Oct 28th – Make Your Selections
Purser Qualification Training (PQT) Bidding Closes This Friday

Free Flu Shots or Shot Voucher Now Available

Cold and flu season are upon us. The best form of prevention is to protect yourself with a flu shot. The CDC recommends flu shots for everyone 6 months of age and older as your first and most important step in protecting against the flu.

Flu shots are available for employees, free of charge during the onsite events that are currently taking place across the system, while supplies last. Click here for more information on locations and times.

In addition to the on-site flu shots, you may also print your free flu shot voucher and present it along with your employee ID at any CVS pharmacy location. You must redeem your voucher by Dec. 31, 2016.

Flu shots are available at all domestic hubs and our onsite clinics at EWR, ORD, GUM or IAH; no appointment is necessary. Click here for more information about onsite clinic hours and locations.

Open Enrollment Closes Oct 28th – Make Your Selections

Open enrollment is currently ongoing for active employees and will close on October 28th, 2016. Retirees enrollment dates are October 31, 2016 through November 11, 2016.

We stress the importance of going online to the Your Benefits Resources (YBR) site from the company’s website during Open Enrollment to compare plan summaries, their benefit levels, and monthly premium costs. Keeping in mind that each benefit plan is available for all 24,000 United Airlines Flight Attendants regardless of your pre-merger airline.

Note: The TRICARE Supplemental Plan is a plan that is uniquely designed for those who are military or dependents of military personnel.  What’s unique about this plan is that those who are eligible to participate in the plan know they are eligible.  This plan is not available as a medical plan option unless you are military or the dependent of military personnel.

Note: For 2017, you may see s-UA or s-CO designations for some Kaiser HMO plans. The reason for the two plans is that there were two different plan designs for these HMO plans before the UA/CO merger. The plan group number is different with not all co-pays being the same. Due to contractual requirements for some employee groups, United will continue to offer separate pre-merger UA and pre-merger CAL Kaiser plans until no longer required to do so.

A review of this information is essential as you make decisions and choose the right plans for you and your family. Please visit our website to review the entire report.

For additional information visit our website. You may also contact the United Benefits Call Center for enrollment support, questions, benefit information, and plan summaries at (800) 651-1007.

Purser Qualification Training (PQT) Bidding Closes This Friday

 As previously announced, United will be holding a Purser Qualification Training (PQT) in Chicago on November 7 - 9, 2016.  To be awarded PQT, Flight Attendants must have successfully completed the Purser selection process, have completed the Purser Selection process having the PRSPS code listed in their Unimatic TRNPRG screen, and meet all eligibility requirements.

If interested, Flight Attendants should submit a bid by October 21, 2016 at 0700 CST via the Unimatic command DIS*31066. Bids are awarded based on system-seniority. More information can be found on the November bid package cover letter.

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