Contact Us:

Location:111 W. Monroe Rd Suite 1200

             Phoenix,  AZ 85003

Phone:(602) 254-8474 Office

          (602) 254-1373  Fax

Email:  Jason Stokes - President

           Colleen Lockwood -

           Vice President  

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ASPTEA Now has Aflac



ASPTEA members can now sign up for Aflac at discount Rates! 

For More Information on the Plans see the Video's below..

Cancer Care Plan

Accident Indemnity Advantage Plan

Hospital Advantage Plan

Dental Plan

Critical Care and Recovery Plan

Vision Now Plan


Negotiations Update
ASPTEA concluded negotiations, agreeing to a 3 year MOA with a 4.2% economic restoral as well as over 40 non-economic changes to our contract and additional association/management agenda items.

I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the ASPTEA Executive Board: Colleen Ostrander, David Nieto, Beth Benning, Joe Niles, Donna May, Ron Ramirez and Lisa Huggins-Hubbard for all of their hard work as well as all of you for your support during this very trying and ultimately successful negotiation.

While on July 1, 2018, we will only return to where we were in 2010, there is still a possibility that the February 2018 trigger will be hit.  Either way, this is the best package we have seen in a very long time.  In addition, we have secured or will begin discussion on several employee rights that will improve working conditions, job security and the health and welfare of us all.

So thanks again for entrusting us with the opportunity to negotiate your contract.


Membership Update

The following information was sent out to the retiree group. Thanks to the relentless efforts of ASPTEA, our labor partners and the calls and e-mails from our retirees, the City has decided to reverse their decision to put the pre-medicare retirees on the Towers-Watson OneExchange. One more victory and further proof of the benefits of membership!

We heard you. We care. The City’s coverage is back.  Representatives from COPRA and the Health Care Task Force advocated to give non-Medicare retirees and family members the option to return to City retiree coverage.

You can continue your City retiree medical coverage in 2016 by contacting the City’s Benefits Office at (602) 262-4777 or Premiums will be deducted from pension checks.

Non-Medicare public safety retirees will have the State Subsidy applied to their monthly premium.

Why did the City change its mind?

The healthcare marketplace changed a lot for 2016. When compared to 2015, there are fewer plans with lower levels of coverage at a higher cost. These changes could not be predicted when the decision was made to transition retiree coverage to OneExchange. We now know the marketplace can’t provide a comparable level of cost or coverage for City retirees.

What about Medicare eligible retirees and family members?

Medicare eligible retirees and family members have had a better experience finding comparable medical coverage and premium costs running an average of $235 per month.

What about dental coverage?

Dental coverage will be available again no later than June 1, 2016.

How Do I Cancel My Individual Medical Plan?

If you are enrolled in an individual plan that begins January 1, 2016 and you wish to cancel it, contact your insurance carrier directly to cancel the policy and request a premium refund. Do this before January 1st.

Open Enrollment

A mid-year Open Enrollment will occur in April 2016. Look for an Open Enrollment booklet in the mail.

Please see the reverse side of this postcard for important information about your City of Phoenix retiree medical coverage.

We know you’ll have questions about this news. Please look for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in the mail soon or find them online today at

You received this postcard because:

1) You are enrolled in City retiree medical coverage today [Cigna HMO, BCBS PPO or BCBS Savers Choice High Deductible Plan], and

2) You and/or your spouse or domestic partner are not Medicare eligible."