Delta offering paid insurance if you will retire
Someone mentioned Delta is offering paid insurance as a incentive to get people to retire. If that is the case, I can only share the experience of my own group and a group about 3 years ahead of us.
My advise to anyone that believes this is that you must check out their track record on this issue, and not what they might be saying.
When I retired, they offered us the same. They herded us all into an auditorium and a woman pranced from one side of the stage to the other touting the program. Many of us reminded her of the poor retirees that only a couple of years earlier, believed this, then after they retired, Delta stopped paying. The poor retires hired a lawyer, went to court in Delta land/Atlanta, and lost.
This same woman now prancing around in front of us with her microphone assured us that would never happen again.
About a year after retirement, just like clockwork, Delta pulled the plug on us.
I can only say believe in their past track record on this and decide for yourselves.
If their word was good on this, wouldn't they have prior to offering you something they took away from prior retires that trusted them...
1. reinstate it to the 1st group of retirees and made good on their promise?
2. If not the 1st group, how bout the 2nd group us? If they are now in a position to honor that for you now, wouldn't it be honest to offer to reinstate that to the 2nd group that they pulled the plug on?
3. and most important, do you want to be part of the last group that was lied to, when the evidence is staring you in the face?
The only people that they don't change the rules on after retirement are the ones at the GO with contracts. Not, the ones that are in public contact. You get what is left over, and usually it ain't much. Someone gets a bonus for con ing you out the door. Don't forget that.