“These are clearly difficult times and Delphi is obviously facing tough choices,” Rep. Turner said. “However, there must be a better way than giving 15,000 working families and retirees one month in the middle of a recession to find health care. I urge Delphi and all parties involved in the process to work together to find a better solution.”
Estimates show that the financial burden of replacing their health insurance coverage will likely cost a retiree approximately $14,000 per year. Additionally, the termination date has been set for April 1 and will not allow even those who can weather the financial burden sufficient time to replace their health coverage.
“This situation is gravely serious for thousands in our community and across the country,” Rep. Turner said. “I am hopeful that an accommodation can be reached that will allow the company to remain competitive and protect employees, retirees, and their families.”