Sintrajufe/RS met with the General Director of TRF4, Arnaldo Girotto, who confirmed the refund of fees and all costs related to joint participation, for example, consultations and examinations, as well as hospitalization for holders and their dependents. TRF4 Health Plan and Federal Court of First Instance. The union’s demand for the return of values is supported by the provisions of Resolution 174/2022.
Director Arlen Barcellos and director Ze Oliveira represented Sintrajufe/RS at the meeting. Both highlighted the continued interest in strengthening the court’s health plan, with the least possible financial impact on male and female staff.
The Administration of Sintrajufe/RS requested information from the General Administration regarding the expected return of funds, taking into account that the only paragraph of Article 26 of Resolution 174/2022 states that “at the discretion of the Administration, when the Program has a surplus, a portion of the cost may be recovered.” Or fees borne by the beneficiary. Moreover, at the beginning of October, the Secretary General of the Federal Judicial Council, Judge Daniele Marchionetti Barbosa, informed Venagov that the budget allocated to health care had already been transferred to the regional courts, which could be reversed for an increase in health aid.
Arnaldo informed Girotto that the amounts would be refunded in full. For amounts under the heading “Non-consolidated costs” (shared sharing), during 2023, it is expected that the funds will be recovered “as soon as possible”; Referring to “Unimed monthly fees” he referred to “end of year”. Expenses of owners and dependents are covered.
The union expressed that it advocates that, without prejudice to the plan, there should be a lower participation of male and female employees in light of the information about the budget expansion in the health assistance program for the year 2024. The Director General said that he authorized studies to be conducted to evaluate the reduction in joint participations from the beginning of 2024 if The planned budget increase has been confirmed.
The Union followed the drafting of the decision step by step, allowing for the return of values, reducing joint participation, and expanding services
In April 2022, TRF4 published Resolution 174, which provides for the return of amounts paid by users in years in which there is a surplus in the plan. The return in 2019 and 2020 was boycotted by the then TRF4 management, despite financial availability and requests from Sintrajufe/RS.
The same decision specified a reduction, from 50% to 30%, in the joint participation of health plan users in sessions with a speech therapist, nutritionist, occupational therapist, and psychiatrist. The proposal was sent to the President of TRF4, Judge Ricardo Teixeira de Valle Pereira, by the committee that analyzed and proposed changes to the Health Assistance Program (PAS) for the Federal Judge of the First and Second Class of the Fourth District, which included the participation of Sintrajufe/RS.
The Commission was established by Decree 665/2021 and began its work on September 9, 2021, without the presence of Sintrajov/RS. The union participated for the first time on the 28th of the same month, after officially requesting its inclusion, as it represents male and female servants, the largest group burdened with joint participation and affected by any changes that will occur in the system. this area.
Since joining the body, the union, represented by Director Ze Oliveira, has defended the global reduction of the joint participation and the return of the amounts at the end of the year, always taking into account the budget issue, to maintain the viability of the plan.
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