Union members approve new five-year contract

December 19, 2013

San Francisco / Rancho Cordova, Calif. – Delta Dental of California announced today that members of Teamsters Union Local #856 ratified a new five-year contract covering approximately 600 employees in the company’s Northern California offices.

Union members approved the new offer on Friday, December 6. A tentative contract agreement was reached prior to the expiration date of December 1.

“This new agreement reflects our commitment to balancing needs of our customers and our employees as we map the future for our business,” said Gary D. Radine, Delta Dental president and chief executive officer. “We thank the Teamsters Union for working with management on a settlement that recognizes today’s changing business, health care and technology realities.”

The agreement extends salary increases over the five years of the contract and moves administration of medical and prescription drug coverage to the Teamsters Local Union No. 856 Health and Welfare Trust Fund.

Delta Dental of California covers nearly 19 million people enrolled in commercial and government-sponsored dental programs and heads a holding company with coverage in 15 states across the country.

About Delta Dental
Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with several other Delta Dental companies under common management, collectively provides dental benefits plans to 26 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), based in Oak Brook, Ill., which consists of 39 Delta Dental member companies licensed in all 50 states. The association collectively covers more than 60 million of the 166 million people nationwide with private dental insurance, making it by far the largest national system of dental plans. In 2012, Delta Dental member companies collectively donated more than $42 million throughout the country to support programs that focus on preventing dental disease, expanding access to care, advancing dental science and understanding the connections between oral and overall health.

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