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Lander disses Aetna plan

In a victory for the PSC and all municipal retirees, Comptroller Brad Lander has “declined to register the City’s contract with Aetna to transfer City retirees to a Medicare Advantage program for their health care coverage.” “A pending lawsuit, brought on behalf of retirees, questions the City’s authority to enter into such an agreement,” Lander’s office said in a statement.

As Clarion went to press, the mayor overrode the comptroller and deemed the contract registered. Nevertheless, PSC continues to urge the mayor to restore city support for traditional public Medicare, which he has the authority to do under the registered contract, rather than forcing retirees into privately administered, for profit care with pre-authorizations and limited networks.

Published: June 21, 2023

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