Act Now to Save Our Health Insurance
Send this letter to City Council leadership and your Council Member
Save Municipal Employee Health Insurance
Attention NYC Municipal Union Members and Retirees
Why are you getting all of those texts and emails from your Union about your Health Insurance?
CALL your City Council member immediately with this easy call link. Tell them: “DO NOT Amend Administrative Code 12-126.”
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New York City Municipal Union leaders are telling members and retirees that they can only keep their health insurance premium free if Administrative Code 12-126 is changed. That is not true. Here are the facts:
Why Keep the Administrative Code?
The Administrative Code requires the City to pay the entire cost of health insurance for city employees, retirees and their dependents as long as it does not go above the cost of HIP-HMO, currently over $700 per month. This guarantees excellent premium free health insurance.
What happens if the Code is changed?
The proposed change allows the City and the MLC to eliminate the HIP- HMO rate as the required “benchmark” obligation for the cost of employees, retirees and their dependents health insurance. This would mean that they could then negotiate different plans, without a required minimum. This would likely lead to inferior insurance, at NO COST to the City.
Then why are they saying change the code or charge us $1,500 to $4,700?
Health insurance costs have been skyrocketing for years and the City, like many other municipalities, are trying to save money and need solutions. However, there are many other ways to save money on health care without doing it off retirees’ backs. NYC can move to a City-run self-insurance plan; use the leverage of over a million covered retirees, active employees, and their families to press for reduced hospital costs; or allow city unions to cooperatively purchase drugs, –among other savings.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Preserve the law that protects us all.
CALL your City Council member immediately with this easy call link.
Tell them: “DO NOT Amend Administrative Code 12-126.”
For more information, read this important summary
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FAR AND WIDE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Cross-union Retirees Organizing Committee – [email protected]