union-sponsored plan

union-sponsored plan,

n a program of dental benefits developed through a union's initiative. May be operated directly by the union or the union may contract for provision of the benefits. Funds to finance the benefits are usually paid out of a trust fund that receives its income from employer contributions, employer and union member contributions, or union members alone.
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Secretary Leavitt noted that those with coverage include not only those new stand-alone prescription drug plans, but also those in Medicare Advantage plans made stronger by the new Medicare law, as well as retirees who are in employer- or union-sponsored plans that are for the first time getting support from Medicare to keep their coverage more secure.
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