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City Council will have key say on Medicare plan

Posted 9/16/22

The Adams administration has enlisted the City Council in its so-far frustrated bid to switch retirees to a cost-saving Medicare Advantage plan. 

The Council will take up a request from the Office of Labor Relations to amend city law to allow the city to charge retired municipal workers for their coverage should they decline to switch to the new health plan, a move decried by the head of one retiree organization as a cynical end-around to a judge’s finding earlier this year that a health-care surcharge would be unlawful.

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