The PSC Environmental Health & Safety Watchdogs have trained 200 PSC members to accompany campus facilities staff and administrators on pre-occupancy walkthroughs to confirm the safety of facilities that are planned for reopening.
MLC VOTES TO MOVE RETIREE HEALTHCARE TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE
First of several information meetings with vendor set for Tuesday, July 27.
On Wednesday, July 14, the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC) voted to approve a contract with the NYC Office of Labor Relations (OLR) to move city retirees, including CUNY retirees, from traditional Medicare with supplemental city insurance to a privatized Medicare Advantage plan. The transition would take effect on January 1, 2022
The Medicare Advantage vendor is Alliance, a partnership of Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Emblem Health.
Members can choose to go into the Medicare Advantage plan or stay with traditional Medicare but would have to pay for their own Medigap insurance.
The transition raises lots of questions for our members and for all municipal retirees. At this juncture, we do not have the necessary information to answer many of those questions. Our commitment is to accuracy rather than speed in transmitting information to the chapter.
We will provide our own FAQs as soon as we have reliable information. Meanwhile, the NYC Office of Labor Relations has promised to post its own FAQs to its website by this weekend. Once we have a link, we will post it.
The PSC has set up the first of several meetings with the vendor, Alliance, where members will have the opportunity to ask questions. That meeting is set for 2 pm, Tuesday, July 27. Shortly, the PSC will send members of the retiree chapter a notice with a registration link.