Act NOW to Save NYC Retirees Healthcare Plan; NYC MAPP did NOT take effect April 1, but could return

Act NOW to Save Retirees Healthcare!

As discussed at the Sept. 13, 2002, Retirees Assn. General Membership meeting, the City of New York is trying to impose upon City retirees the Medicare Advantage Plan. This plan was dismissed as unlawful by Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank because NYC Admin. Code 12-126 prohibits charging retirees for health care. This code provision must be preserved! Retirees have over the past months held demonstrations, raised their voices, and campaigned against the Medicare Advantage Plan.The City would additionally impose a monthly penalty of $191.00 on retirees who opted out of the plan. Mayor Adams and the Office of Labor Relations (OLR) have asked the City Council to change NYC Administrative Code 12-126 in order to allow City retirees to be charged for health care coverage if they opt out of the managed care plan. Click here for sample letters and call scripts to contact your City Council member TODAY!

NYC MAPP did NOT take effect on April 1, but could return

Following a court ruling, the city has announced that the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan will NOT go into effect April 1 as planned. Retirees will remain in their current health plan until further notice.

The NYC Office of Labor Relations has posted the following update on the NYC MAPP on its website:

  • The NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan is not being implemented on April 1, 2022.
  • Retirees do not need to opt out of the Medicare Advantage Plus Program in order to remain in Senior Care or their current plan on April 1.
  • All retirees will remain in their current plans until further notice. 
  • We will post updates for retirees as we have more information. 
  • For additional information, you can call the special Alliance call center at 1-833-325-1190, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • To visit the OLR website, click here.

The DC 37 Retirees Association issued the following statement:
“We are gratified by the court’s ruling today. We thank the New York City Organization of Public Service Retirees for their leadership on this case. The DC 37 Retirees Association helped expose the city/Municipal Labor Committee deal. We call on the mayor to let the verdict stand without appeal. Retirees will NOT accept cuts to our benefits. We will fight back!”