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Unions clear way for contentious Medicare plan

Posted 3/17/23

The city’s long-stalled, contentious effort to switch municipal retirees to a Medicare Advantage plan cleared a significant hurdle Thursday when the agreement was overwhelmingly endorsed by a vote of the Municipal Labor Committee, the umbrella organization of public-sector unions.

The agreement between the city and managed-health-care company Aetna received 79 percent of votes cast during a virtual meeting of the MLC, its chairman, Harry Nespoli said. 

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