Thursday, May 27, 2021

Retiree Update: MLC and City at Impasse over which private health care to use, negotiations on hold

Someone posted this info -- the battle is between Aetna and Emblem --- we don't know which group the city or MLC favor -- I assume the city favors the one that will screw us the most. Was it our pressure? Not likely according to sources but on the other hand the pressure might have firmed up the MLC a bit to resist to some extent, though they are still going ahead.


I am guessing the city wants Aetna which is probably worse than Emblem, which at least many of us have dealt with. Isn't Aetna our dental plan, which sucks? I don't really remember and am too lazy to look it up.

The problem is it now goes to arbitration and the fact is we get screwed either way.


8 comments:

  1. The problem is big pharma runs healthcare. Go for a checkup and you end up on "active surveillance" and the screening carousel that never ends.

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  2. Impasse? Why is the MLC even trying to negotiate with the City? The MLC should flat out say, "We want to keep our current plan. If you wanna give new hires something else, that is fine. You try to screw us, WE STRIKE".

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    1. I am retiring in 4 years. I DO NOT want private insurance. This is not just about retirees.

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    2. Definitely this not only about current retirees. By your time the plan may morph worse. Then we see working members attacked. Only the beginning.

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  3. I'm not yet retired but I am 65 and planning on retiring- could someone explain what the changes would mean? I don't really understand the differences Thanks!

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    1. You’d be in a privately vs publicly managed plan. Think working in a public vs charter school

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