Health fund extends coverage for Taj Mahal workers

    A joint union-management health care fund is giving two months of extended insurance coverage to workers at Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal Casino Resort.

    Unite Here Health, a fund run jointly by union representatives and casino executives, says it acted due to what it called “unprecedented times in Atlantic City.”

    The Taj Mahal got a bankruptcy judge earlier this month to cancel its union contract, terminating employee health insurance and pension plans. As a result, workers’ insurance coverage was due to expire on Friday.

    Tuesday’s decision by the health fund’s trustees extends coverage through December.

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    The casino said it needed the cost relief to avoid having to close the struggling casino.

    Trump Entertainment Resorts will only commit to keeping the Taj Mahal open through the end of November.

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