Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Smoke? Use your best judgement

You should quit, of course. But if you can't — or won't — at least the new Tribune has determined that the old Tribune's policy of charging you an additional $100 a month for health insurance is "inconsistent" with the new culture it's developing. From today's Tribune memo posted at Reuters Blogs:

While well-intentioned, we think the tobacco-use fee implemented by the previous management team is inconsistent with the new culture we’re developing-we’d rather you use your own judgment when it comes to tobacco use, not impose ours upon you.
If you’re still being charged the fee, it will stop and Tribune will reimburse you 100 percent for the fees you have paid. This reimbursement will occur in late May.
No change on the spousal medical fee.

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