In “Municipal Retirees Sue City Over Medicare Advantage Switch” (Crain's New York Business, May 31, 2023), Nine municipal retirees, alongside the NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees, have filed a class action lawsuit against the City of New York, Mayor Eric Adams, and other parties over the switch from supplemental health insurance to Medicare Advantage plans.
The retirees argue that the city is attempting to evade its responsibility to fully cover their healthcare costs. They express concerns that the new plans could compromise their healthcare and financial security. The ongoing dispute has spanned several years, and despite previous setbacks, the retirees aim to halt automatic enrollment, seek damages, and secure a jury trial to safeguard their retirement benefits.
Pollock Cohen’s Steve Cohen and Sara Haviva Mark represent the NYC Organization of Retirees in this matter.
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