Retiree Health Care
We got this in an e-mail. Apologies for the length, but it applies to a lot of our readers:
- Hello SCC
I took the 55 and out. I originally was set to go 01 Jan 17 and can prove same. Last day would of been 31 Dec 2016
So in September 2015 I called Greg Bella regarding new info I heard. Retire on or before 31 Dec 2016 and you will not be put into the new 2 Tier Insurance System taking effect 01 Jan 2017.
So thats what I did, I took cell phone pics of all my screen at work on the city computer when filling out retirement papers.
So now I learn that we were all put into a 2 tier insurance system. I call benefits and they confirm it. I call Greg Bella who stated this was the first he heard about it. I then explained to Greg our September 2015 conversation. Greg was quiet. I said to Greg I can prove that we were told of this. Then Greg said well come in and we will talk. I declined.
I call the pension board and Carol states that I was in deed supposed to be in the same insurance plan that I retired with.
So now I am asking around on the blog, facebook word of mouth.... I have 10 people who contacted me and all said the same thing... " I retired because I was told I would stay in the same insurance plan. Many are fighting Cancer, still in treatment... many have pain management issues. All say the same. I can't see the same doctor anymore. One went on to say, If I get sick and call an ambulance I cannot go to Christ hospital. Its only 2 minutes away. The new 2 Tier plan will pay only at I believe 60% vs the 90% coverage we used to have.
Now had I known I wasnt staying in the same insurance plan, I would of stayed until 01 Jan 2017 and got my vaca, bf & p days plus another 2% on my pension.
Is this post worthy. I am trying to get other officers to contact me to put together an "unfair labor practice complaint....
We sure could use the blogs help. Please feel free to post my name and cell... Greg Giuliani 773 750 6646
It certainly looks like the City pulled a fast one, thereby screwing retirees. If you're one of them, give Greg a call.
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