E-Lines: February 07, 2017

E-Lines: February 07, 2017

Date: February 7, 2017
Type: Dear AFA

Congratulations and Welcome to Our Union Family Class 1625

We congratulate the Flight Attendants from Class 1624 on completion of their 180-day probationary period with United Airlines.  You have now officially joined the world’s largest Union of Flight Attendants!

Personal Credit Card is Not Required to Check into Layover Hotel Rooms

We have been receiving inquires from Flight Attendants who have been asked to provide their personal credit card when checking into our layover hotels. Section 5.B.4 has not yet been implemented of the JCBA and Flight Attendants are NOT required to provide a credit card upon check-in to their hotel room.

Flight Attendants are required to check-in and out of their hotel rooms. If a Flight Attendant incurred incidental expenses charged to their hotel room, she / he will be required to stop at the front desk to check-out and settle their account before leaving the premises. Payment can always be made in cash or by credit card.

Please contact your Local Council Representatives to address any questions that you may have.

Reminder, No Changes to Duty Free Sales and Commissions

As a reminder, the changes to duty free sales and commissions that were scheduled to be implemented on February 1, 2017, have been postponed. These changes were originally announced in the January 4, 2017 weekly ISM/Purser Briefing. However, a decision was made to hold off on implementing these changes. At this time, please continue with your current pre-merger procedures for Duty Free Sales and Commission structures.

Medical Tax Form 1095 – A Requirement Under the Affordable Care Act

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) US law requires us to be adequately insured during the year. Form 1095 Medical Tax form is required in order to complete and file your 2016 taxes, as the form provides proof that you had medical coverage. If you did not carry medical coverage, you could face tax penalties. 

Who will receive this form? 

You will receive Form 1095 if, for at least one day in the last calendar year, you were any of the following: 

  • A full-time employee of an employer with more than 50 full-time employees
  • A part-time employee who was enrolled in medical coverage
  • An individual with COBRA coverage 
  • A retiree or dependent of a retiree under the age of 65 who was enrolled in medical coverage 

Watch for the forms to arrive by mail, in their own envelope, separate from other tax forms.  If you would like to receive form 1095 electronically visit flying together, employee services, benefits and click on the tile medical tax forms 1095C located on the bottom of the page. Once you have accessed the information and click on Choose Electronic Notification for Immediate Access to Your Form 1095, located on the top right corner of the page. Make sure to obtain a copy of your 1095 tax document for your record.

Additional information is available via the Q & A on our website

Please see your base supervisor if you need any additional information.