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When we went to work for Kodak, we signed a contract that outlined our NDA obligations and Kodak's obligations in therms of "valuable consideration" in return for our work. Valuable consideration was outlined in terms of pay, retirement and medical benefits. Over the years, all of this changed as Kodak changed...
It's likely that much of the change was attributable not only to Kodak changing, but to the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. See a history of ERISA here:

With respect to medical coverage, it was ERISA that primarily drove the many disclosures about plan termination possibility that started being made to employees of corporations.