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Council will take up Medicare matter

Proposed amendment would allow the city to charge retirees for health coverage

Posted 1/6/23

After months of inaction and despite pronounced opposition from retired municipal workers, the City Council appears poised to consider changing the city’s administrative code to permit  the city to charge the retirees for a portion of their health coverage.

The Council’s Civil Service and Labor Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Jan. 9 on a proposed amendment to the city’s administrative code that would cap the city’s allocation for a benchmark plan, a Medicare Advantage plan that will be administered by managed-care company Aetna.

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