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Insurer backs out of Medicare plan

City seeks new provider for retirees' program

Posted 7/29/22

The insurance company picked to administer the city’s Medicare Advantage Plan for municipal retirees has withdrawn from the deal, presenting yet another setback for the controversial proposal.

The Retiree Health Alliance — a partnership between health insurers Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Elevance Health, formerly Anthem — announced July 18 that it would no longer run the plan after the city failed to meet its July 15 deadline to provide an exact start date.

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