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Appeals court backs retirees in Medicare skirmish with city

Council support for administration's plan uncertain

Posted 11/25/22

An appeals court panel has sided with city retirees in their battle with Adams administration officials over a planned switch of their traditional Medicare health plan to a cost-saving, private-sector Medicare Advantage plan.

In a unanimous decision issued Tuesday, the five-justice Appellate Division panel upheld a trial court judge’s determination in March that the municipal code does not permit the city to charge retirees for their health benefits. 

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